Ali Beckman presents Bee a Good Human: A Pollinator’s Guide to a Better Life, in conversation with Kate Franzman, hosted by Magers & Quinn Booksellers in Minneapolis, MN (virtually).
BEE A GOOD HUMAN: Combining inspiration, humor, and entomology, Instagram artist Ali Beckman (@SoFlyTaxidermy) is the internet’s go-to gal for bug-related content that makes you a happier human.
Beckman’s witty comics, which use actual insects in everyday situations, illustrate the importance of pollinators as well as body positivity and mental health awareness. Using creatures that are donated, purchased, or found dead to create amusing cartoons, Bee a Good Human highlights the integral role of insects in our environment while also demonstrating we all have a part to play in this world. Beyond bugs, Beckman’s art speaks to the value of self-love as she shares a narrative of growth and finding confidence within.
Bee a Good Human features the best of Beckman’s @SoFlyTaxidermy Instagram art. With 106 color illustrations, many of which have never appeared online, this gift of a book will make you consider the bigger picture―and laugh a little too.
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Ali Beckman is the creator of @SoFlyTaxidermy on Instagram. In 2016, she came home one day to find two dead flies lying next to each other. She couldn’t get over the image of the two flies having a conversation before they died. So, she grabbed a piece of paper, picked up the flies, got her pen out, and started drawing. Ali lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her dog, Georgie, and works as a hairstylist at DO Salon and as a yoga teacher at Vibe Yoga Studio. She enjoys hiking, learning about insects, and eating hot dogs at Orbit Room.
Kate Franzman is the founder of Bee Public, an Indianapolis pollinator advocacy organization. Bee Public raises awareness about the plight of pollinators and establishes honeybee hives and native bee homes in public spaces including several local schools, the Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health, and along the Monon Trail at the Public Greens restaurant and micro-farm.