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Epileptic by David B.
Paperback $19.95
Jul 04, 2006 | ISBN 9780375714689

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"A painfully honest examination of the effects of debilitating epilepsy on one man and his family, told through a combination of straightforward text and expressionist imagery that ranges in its palette from centuries-old symbolism to the secret worlds of childhood. Even as he shows up the hollow promises of every school of esoteric and alternative medicine his family encounters in their quest for help, David B. works a real kind of deeply human magic on the page– something forged from black ink and a soul’s struggle–that marks Epileptic as one of the first truly great narrative artworks of the new millennium."–Jason Lutes, author of Jar of Fools and Berlin

"David B has created a wildly beautiful fantasia on human frailty, on the making of an artist and the unmaking of his own brother — a memoir that is hopeful and bitterly poignant all at once." — Paul Collins, author of Not Even Wrong: Adventures in Autism

"David B.’s sprawling tale of his family, overrun by his brother’s illness and obsessed with curing it, is a masterful depiction of people searching for answers when there may be none. David B. is clearly one of the best storytellers in the medium of comics."–Joe Sacco, author of The Fixer, Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde

"In Epileptic, the distortions of family life caused by his brother’s illness are the cracked lens through which David B. explores on his own family’s history and, by extension, the conflicts of 20th century France and even, to an extent, the world. The thing that makes this memoir unlike any ever seen before is the wonderful, inky, intricate artwork, and the way that allows us to enter into the story via the rich and angry fantasy life of a growing boy."–Jessica Abel, author of La Perdida, Mirror, Window and Soundtrack

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