NEWS BRIEF: Fire Story wins Emmy Award

On June 2, graphic novelist Brian Fies and KQED producers won a Northern California Area Emmy Award for Best Public/Current/Community Affairs-Feature/Segment for KQED’s video version of Fies’ “Fire Story.”

Creating the work immediately after the trauma of the Santa Rosa firestorm, Fies posted his original “Fire Story” comic online. A collaboration led to the series being animated and produced by KQED, where it received more than two million views after NPR linked to it. Read about the win in KQED’s story WATCH: The KQED Videos That Took Home Emmys, or watch the video  here (narrated by Brian Fies and his wife Karen).