After Santa Rosa–based artist and author Brian Fies lost his home in the Tubbs fire, he made national headlines for his response to the tragedy, a graphic novel, Fire Story, in which he shared his story in striking and intimate illustrations. This weekend, Fies appears with several big name authors and artists for the Drawing Strength
fire-relief fundraiser. Fies talks healing through creativity with author Christopher Moore and Pearls Before Swine comic-strip creator Stephan Pastis, with a reception, draw-a-thon and book signing that also features author Dave Eggers and others on Saturday, Dec. 9, Charles M. Schulz Museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa. Doors at 5:30pm. $30–$50. 707.579.4452.