"Forsman has crafted a comic that captures youth, frustration, and that deep, dark feeling that maybe things won't get better when you get older." — Publishers Weekly
"Ostensibly it’s the story of James and Alyssa, two very disturbed teenagers on the run, and their self-destructive and ultimately doomed journey. But on a more nuanced level it’s a far more subtle examination of human nature and what makes us what we are." — Broken Frontier
Forsman's story highlights the disdain, fear and existential search that many teenagers fear, but through a road trip drama that owes as much to Badlands as The Catcher in the Rye. Forsmans inviting, Charles Schulz-influenced style lends a deadpan quality that underscores the narrative's tension. The End of the Fucking World was one of the most talked-about graphic novels of 2013. Now that the world is ending, it's sure to become the most talked-about graphic novel of 2017.
Forsman is arguably the most acclaimed talent to come out of the Center for Cartoon Studies, a school founded in 2004 by graphic novelist James Sturm and educator Michelle Ollie in White River Junction, VT. Forsman graduated in 2008 and is a two-time Ignatz Award-winner for his self-published minicomic, Snake Oil. The End of the Fucking World is his first graphic novel.