Tower 25

PJ Patten will talk about his own story and art from his graphic memoir Tower 25, which reveals his own challenges of trauma, isolation and becoming sober, allowing him to process his own past in hopes of inspiring greater empathy from the general community for those struggling with homelessness and addiction. He’ll be describing the creative process behind the work and how it was influenced by the daily journals he kept.

Tower 25 which is based on his own experience in Southern California where he grew up, is his first graphic novel.

PJ is a published poet, author, illustrator and tattoo artist who currently makes his home in Burnaby BC.