Upcoming: Noah Van Sciver’s Saint Cole from Fanta
“Saint Cole depicts four days in the life of a twenty-eight-year-old suburbanite named Joe, who works at a pizzeria to support his girlfriend, Nicole, and their infant child. When Nicole invites her troubled mother to move into their two-bedroom apartment until she lands on her feet again, Joe reacts by retreating into alcohol: he wants out, and he’s angry. He’s in a position to act rashly — and he does. This sophomore graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver may seem like a left turn from his wildly successful debut — a graphic biography of Abraham Lincoln entitled The Hypo — yet upon closer reflection, it shares the cartoonist’s preoccupation with pathos and the human condition.”
I thought Noah’s The Hypo was a pretty intriguing piece of work and I certainly think it does creators no harm to go in a totally different thematic direction for a follow up. I suspect this is one I’ll be adding to my comics reading wish list next year. Noah was kind enough to do us a guest Commentary post on The Hypo which you can read here on the blog.