October 24 2021

Charles Forsman Graphic Novels


Graphic Novels

Title: Hobo Mom
Author: Charles Forsman
Illustrator: Max de Radiguès

Title: I Am Not Okay With This
Author: Charles Forsman

Author: Charles Forsman

Shop local where you can: For Australian readers, you can find this book on Booktopia, or support your local independent bookstore. US readers, check out Bookshop.org.

I loved TEOTFW on Netflix, and similarly enjoyed I Am Not Okay With This, so grabbed the source material, comics by @charlesforsman, as well as Hobo Mom, which was co-written with Max de Radiguès. Great reads, all. Deceptively simple single colour illustrations allow the pathos and tragedy of life for characters in all three of these books to shine through.
I’ll definitely be expanding on these reviews when I get around to posting these on my blog, but just a few content warnings:
TEOTFW: sexual assault, murder, animal abuse.
IANOWT: suicidal ideation, drug use, partner abuse.
HM: attempted sexual assault, family breakdown/ abandonment.
Sound heavy? They are. They’re not the faint of heart, but they’re all compelling reads for adult graphic novel fans looking for some reflections on life, identity, and the very real complications of adulthood in all its forms.

#TamaraReads #2021readingchallenge 177-179/2021

Happy reading,




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Posted October 24, 2021 by Tamara Reads in category Book chat, Children's Books, Serious Adulty Books

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She/her. On Whadjuk Noongar land. NSWPRC Officer, Teacher Librarian, English teacher and social media advocate. I've been teaching in Western Sydney for my entire teaching career, and love my job more than I love Neil Gaiman. (That's a lot, in case you're wondering!) I stalk authors (but always politely), fangirl over books, and drink coffee. And one of my guilty prides about my children is that they all have favourite authors. All opinions are my own.

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