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How Brian Fies used art to process a devastating wildfire

Clip: 07/03/2019 | 5m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

For award-winning writer and cartoonist Brian Fies, life will forever be divided into before and after October 9, 2017 -- the date Northern California’s devastating Tubbs Fire devoured his home. In its aftermath, Fies felt compelled to process the trauma he experienced by drawing it. The resulting illustrations became popular online and are now a hardcover book, "A Fire Story." John Yang reports.

Aired: 07/03/19

Rating: NR

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