Monday, June 24, 2013

Julio's Day - A Gay Life (Graphic Novel)

Julio's Day by Gilbert Hernandez

It begins in the year 1900, with the scream of a newborn. It ends, 100 pages later, in the year 2000, with the death rattle of a 100-year-old man. The infant and the old man are both Julio, and Gilbert Hernandez’s Julio’s Day (originally serialized in Love and Rockets Vol. II but never completed until now) is Hernadez's latest graphic novel, a masterpiece of elliptical, emotional storytelling that traces one life — indeed, one century in a human life — through a series of carefully crafted, consistently surprising and enthralling vignettes.

There is hope and joy, there is bullying and grief, there is war (so much war — this is after all the 20th century), there is love, there is heartbreak.

You can see a 9 page excerpt here.  Add your review of "Julio's Day" in comments!

1 comment:

A,C,E, Bauer said...

I loved this book. Hernandez is a master of telling stories with few words and deceptively simple art. So much is said with so little.