The comic book author and creator of such famous comic-book characters as Spider-Man and the Incredible Hulk describes his early struggles in the comic book industry of the 1940s and 1950s and his emergence as a world famous cartoonist.
In a graphic-novel version of Alarcón's short story — which was included in his first book, War by Candlelight — Peruvian journalist Oscar "Chino" Uribe chronicles the life of Lima street clowns, just as he tries to make sense of the life and recent death of his philandering father.
Cartoonist Bill Griffith — creator of Zippy the Pinhead — discovered as an adult that his mother had had a 16-year affair with another man, himself a cartoonist. In Invisible Ink, he explores the impact of that secret on his mother and everyone around her.
An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual. Reprint.