On sale date: August 29, 2017
A father and son road trip as depicted in a surreal and experimental graphic novel.
A father and son go on a road trip to discover train station relics, a professor explains his intricate grading methods, and a pen-pal correspondence gets more suggestive and dangerous. These are all interconnected in John Hankiewicz's Education through reveries, memories, and nostalgic abstraction to tell a story that only the medium of comics could do justice. In this experimental and rewarding graphic novel, chronology and permanence are in flux while surreal illusions weave in and out of lucid states, remarkably held together by Hankiewicz's confident, clean line and crosshatchings. Much like Here by Richard McGuire, Education is a time-fracture stream of consciousness told by a veteran cartoonist in his poetic prime.Education is part of the Fantagraphics Underground imprint.
"Interlinked flights of fancy, streams-of-consciousness and playful manipulation of the form: John Hankiewicz's experimental graphic novel promises a narrative that could only be presented in comics." — Broken Frontier
"Hankiewicz seems to relish his playing with text and image, and delightfully recontextualizing images, just like playing improvisational jazz. There is plenty of connective tissue here with heart and depth." — Comics Grinder
- Paperback / Softback
- Black & white.
- 8.9" × 11.3"