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Hobo Mom (Hardcover)
Two cartoonists — Forsman (Netflix’s The End of the Fxxxing World) and de Radigues (Bastard, international prize winner), whose graphic novels star drifters, criminals, and outlaws — team up to tell the story of a prodigal mother’s return.
A cross-Atlantic collaboration, Hobo Mom was drawn simultaneously. Both cartoonists’ clean line styles fit together perfectly to tell the story of Tom, who lives a simple life with his pre-teen daughter, Sissy. Her mother, Natasha, who left to hop trains and has become a vagrant, shows up on the doorstep of the family she abandoned years ago. There, Natasha finds an upset husband (who is still deeply in love with her), and a little girl yearning for a mother. Can someone who covets independence settle down?
About the Author
Charles Forsman's The End of the F***ing World graphic novel has been adapted into a critically acclaimed television series that is distributed by Netflix. He is also a graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies. He lives in Hancock, Mass.
Max de Radiguès (b. 1982) is a Belgian cartoonist who runs the publishing house L’employé du Moi. His previous work has been translated in English by Conundrum and One Percent Press. He lives in Brussels.
An extraordinary story by two giants of the genre.
An understated, satisfying graphic novella.
A short but unputdownable slice of heartbreak.
A tale of fractured family and personal freedom that you won’t want to miss.
A quiet but powerful story... Forsman and de Radiguès are astute, emotionally observant writers.
In terms of both subject matter and style, it's difficult to imagine two comics artists better suited to work together.