Ollmann, Joe

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Fictional Father

Ollmann (The Abominable Mr. Seabrook) explores dysfunctional family dynamics and the sometimes complex motivations behind artistic expression with incredible empathy. An absorbing, enthralling work.

The Abominable Mr. Seabrook

Including high adventure, sorrowful drama, and cameos by historical stars such as Man Ray, Aldous Huxley, and Gertrude Stein, this one has all the hallmarks of a classic work of biography and is an early contender for one of the best releases in 2017.

Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People

While the cartoony cover might appeal to a crowd expecting something a little more light-hearted, this volume will become a favorite of graphic novel fans with a literary bent.


This could go tragic or funny, but Ollmann—having gone angsty for his award-winning This Will All End in Tears—opts for the comic. Quite funny indeed for most of us over 40, Mid-Life makes a good pick for adults new to graphic novels. With angular black-and-white drawings; recommended for public libraries.

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