Graphic novelist Brian Fies documented his family's escape from the wildfire that destroyed their Santa Rosa home.

He lost his home to the wildfire and poured his pain into a web comic

Updated 1:03 PM ET, Wed October 18, 2017

Story highlights

  • Brian Fies and his wife lost their Santa Rosa home in the California wildfires
  • They had 15 minutes to save what they could and evacuate
  • Fies documented their experience in a comic

(CNN)Brian Fies sat down with some Sharpies and some paper to process his pain the way he knows best.

He began to draw.