Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Graphic Novel Depicts The Challenges Of Coming Out


In the spirit of recent MacArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Alison Bechdel and other comic artists opting for realism over fantasy as their storytelling methods, a new graphic novel depicts the difficulties of growing up as a closeted gay man. Writer Hubert's previous work has been of a less introspective variety -- his Miss Don't Touch Me series is a pair of thrillers set in 1930s Paris and starring an unconventional housewife -- but this departure from his typical themes is a welcome one. His newest book, Adrian and the Tree of Secrets, follows a shy student to gym class and on after-school escapades. (Read more here)

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