Sean Fitzgibbon

Sean Fitzgibbon

Project Description

What Follows is True: Crescent Hotel is a haunting and beautiful hand painted, exhaustively researched, nonfiction graphic novel that depicts the mythologies surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s strange years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression Era cancer hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The graphic nonfiction blends oral histories, newspaper articles and Norman Baker’s vanity biography to examine this historical happening as well as the rise and fall of a demagogue.

Artist Bio

Artist Sean Fitzgibbon explores unusual, real places and events through his work. He’s been teaching college art for almost 20 years, has an MFA in art and a passion for making art and visual storytelling. He has exhibited work throughout the U.S. He also illustrates books and recently completed writing and illustrating a documentary-style graphic nonfiction that depicts the mythologies surrounding the Crescent Hotel’s years as the Baker Hospital, a Depression Era cancer hospital in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.