The hilarious struggle continues one year after the first book as we catch up with Fante Bukowski attempting to establish himself in a new city’s literary scene, self-publishing his first zine, and coming to terms with his feelings for an old friend. Noah Van Sciver’s newest graphic novella continues to plumb the depths of the life of the self-styled, aspiring young writer, Fante Bukowski, as he delusively bumbles his way to literary fame and fortune, one drink at a time. Living in a cheap hotel, consorting with the debased and downtrodden, searching for that golden idea that will rocket him to the success he yearns for as the great American novelist, and to get respect from his father once and for all. But, there’s just one problem: Fante Bukowski still has no talent for writing. This latest book from emerging talent Van Sciver is another unique character study that mines the author’s interest in pathos and the human condition. 2015’s Fante Bukowski garnered Van Sciver a 2016 Eisner nomination for “Best Writer/Artist,” one of the major awards in the comics industry.
Praise for Fante Bukowski:
“At its deepest, Fante Bukowski stands as a commentary on hordes of recognition-hungry artists with nothing to say, but as a straight parody, Fante Bukowski is hilarious enough to summon tears.” — Paste Magazine
“Rising star Van Sciver once again skewers the self-important male figure, in this case a terrible writer who fancies himself a great novelist and pushes himself onto everyone.” — Publishers Weekly
"Van Sciver has established himself as a thoughtful cartoonist with a talent for exploring the complexities of the human condition with a pointed sense of humor, and Fante Bukowski Two highlights the combination of desperation and foolhardiness that makes this character an especially compelling trainwreck." — A.V. Club
"Fante Bukowski Two is Noah Van Sciver's funniest work by far, littered with deadpan humour. ... Van Sciver just continues to get better and better — you need this book." — The Quietus