Dec. 23 – Darrin Bell – The Talk [Advent Calendar]

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December 23

 

*** Best Graphic Novel of 2023!!!

The Talk:
A Graphic Novel

Darrin Bell

Hardback: Henry Holt, 2023
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“The book is visually stunning, and propulsive, with an absorbing narrative voice. Divided into almost two dozen chapters, its drawings fluctuate from the whimsically cartoonish to the delightfully painterly. . . . Reminiscent of longform comics memoirs such as Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home and Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, stories about young writers and artists finding their ways through both personal and structural hardships and strife, this epic portrait of an artist is a masterpiece. Like the effects of an unduly perceptive editorial cartoon, The Talk makes a penetrative, and lasting, impression.”
– NPR review
 

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