Daniel de Visé - 'King of The Blues'
My review of Daniel de Visé's straightforward biography of B.B. King.
This is a humanistic work of art. This book makes way with the human experience, interactions between family members, and romantic interest much in the same way as Oliver Assayas did with Summer Hours and Terence Malick did with The Thin Red Line.
This book is the best graphic novel that I’ve read since Adrian Tomine’s The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist. It reminds me a lot of the deeply human experience of reading Colum McCann’s masterpiece, Apeirogon.
The book follows Nick, a young illustrator, who suddenly feels he can’t be stuck in his same forms of interactions. Opening up to a plumber starts shaping consequences that are very strange to Nick, and he dithers into entirely new worlds.
I’ll simply paste some of what I wrote to Will McPhail as I was reading this book:
Here are a few pages from the book:
In: A Graphic Novel is published on 2020-05-04.