Amy Breis is having a quarter-life crisis: Her retail job sucks, she broke up with her jerk boyfriend, and the only guy who truly understands her, Michael, has left their Midwestern town for the excitement of San Francisco (oh, and did we mention her passive-aggressive mother gave her a pink unicorn sweatshirt for her 27th birthday?). The only things saving her are her cat, a strange cartoon series called Mr. Dangerous, and long-distance calls to Michael. Is she doomed to be a loser forever? Find out tonight when the award-winning cartoonist Paul Hornschemeier discusses his beautifully drawn graphic novel Life With Mr. Dangerous at the Strand.

Wed., June 1, 7 p.m., 2011