“This is a staggering and beautiful book. It reminded me of the impact of Maus—how an unexpected form suddenly breaks your heart and takes an axe, as Kafka said, to that frozen sea inside us. In all honesty, I found this book…impossible not to read.”—Jonathan Ames, author of Wake Up, Sir!
“Harrowing, hilarious, humbling, triumphant.”—Lawrence Weschler, author of Mr. Wilson’s Cabinet of Wonder
“Freedman’s assignment is to record the unvarnished, gruesome, and ultimately liberating details of his thirty-five day radiation and chemotherapeutic calendar. And the details are truly fascinating.”
“An amazing book…Matt Freedman manages to make his story come alive, and that’s what every artist/writer/cartoonist is trying for: a moment of focus and clarity that manages to convey personal insight…Freedman’s intelligence and humor comes through so clearly—[this book doesn’t] feel like a fictional [nor] filtered experience…It worked for me.”—Charles Burns, artist
“Relatively Indolent is a work of tremendous courage, talent and zeal, that turns the most difficult experience life can offer into a beautiful, evocative, and even humorous journal that anyone with cancer or without can understand. It cements my faith that in times of pain, not only is art the best answer, it’s the only answer.”—Paul Hoffman, bestselling author of The Man Who Loved Only Numbers