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Guest: Charles Forsman
Creator Charles Forsman (Revenger, Slasher) appears at Comics N’ More on Wednesday, July 26th at 5:00 PM!
His graphic novel “The End of the Fucking World” is being re-released in anticipation of the upcoming Netflix/BBC series that is being made, based on the book!! We’ll have copies of his ongoing comics, graphic novels, and prints. Check out Slasher, Revenger, and Celebrated Summer! Get your copies signed!
“TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character’s perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James’s character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fantasies and begins to act on them, while Alyssa remains as willfully ignorant for as long as she can, blinded by young love.
Forsman’s story highlights the disdain, fear and existential search that many teenagers fear, but through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye. Forsman’s inviting, Charles Schulz-influenced style lends a deadpan quality that underscores the narrative’s tension. The End of the Fucking World was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. Now that the world is ending, it’s sure to become the most talked-about graphic novel of 2017.