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Michael Tisserand’s books include the Eisner Award-winning biography Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, an exploration of the “Krazy Kat” cartoonist and his life on the American color line. Other books include the ASCAP-Deems Taylor-winning The Kingdom of Zydeco, the Hurricane Katrina memoir Sugarcane Academy, and My Father When Young, a self-published collection of 1950s-era Kodachrome slides that Tisserand discovered in his late father’s things during Covid quarantine. Current projects include a forthcoming zydeco-themed children’s book for University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press. A longtime resident of New Orleans where he edited the newsweekly Gambit, Tisserand now lives in Alexandria and Minneapolis.
Recent & Notable Works
My Father When Young (Self-published, 2021)
Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White (HarperCollins, 2016)
Sugarcane Academy: How a New Orleans Teacher and His Storm-Struck Students Created a School to Remember (HarperCollins, 2007)
The Kingdom of Zydeco (Arcade, 1998)