CA Bookstore Day Exclusive: Three Panel Book Review of The Goldfinch


Bookstores all over California are celebrating CA Bookstore Day with special events and limited run releases today. Among them is a collection of Rumpus illustrator Lisa Brown’s brilliant Three Panel Book Reviews aptly titled: Depressed. Repressed. Obsessed.  Here, we can celebrate Lisa’s new release, California Bookstore Day, and Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer in a single post. (Spoiler alert.)


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The Goldfinch by Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown became a New York Times bestseller by illustrating The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket, to whom she is allegedly married. Her other less-bestselling-but-still-worth-something books include How to Be and Vampire Boy’s Good Night for children, McSweeney’s Baby Be of Use series of board books for new parents, and, with author Adele Griffin, Picture the Dead, an illustrated ghost story for young adults. She creates The Three Panel Book Review comic strip for the San Francisco Chronicle. Please visit Lisa at or follow her sporadic tweets @lisabrowndraws. More from this author →