[EN] At Home with Joe Ollmann
18 mai 2021 13:00
At Home with D+Q features Joe Ollmann, author of Fictional Father, in stores May 18th.
Joe will take over our Instagram at 1pm Eastern on May 18th. He'll go live, answer your questions, and chat about his artistic process all in celebration of the new release! Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the artist Publishers Weekly says has been "a well-kept secret of comics for too long."
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Caleb is a middle-aged painter with a non-starter career and a checkered past. He also happens to be the only child of one of the world’s most famous cartoonists, Jimmi Wyatt. Known for the internationally beloved father and son comic Sonny Side Up, Jimmi made millions drawing saccharine family stories while neglecting his own son. Now sober, Caleb is haunted by his wasted past and struggling to take responsibility for his present before it’s too late. His always patient boyfriend, James, is reaching the end of his rope. When Caleb gets the chance to step out from his father’s shadow and shape the most public aspect of the family business, he makes every bad decision and watches his life fall apart. Is it too late to repair the harm? Are we forever doomed to make the same mistakes our parents did? JOE OLLMANN lives in Hamilton, the Riviera of Southern Ontario. He is the winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2007 and loser of the same award another time.
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