These are the comics I nabbed while on my Glorkian book tour. Most if it I got at MoCCA but two I got at Million Year Picnic.
Full-disclosure: Box Brown is the artist behind RiYL’s logo, so in a sense, he’s sort of been on-board since the very beginning. For my part, I’ve been aware of his work since the earliest days, when he first began exploring the medium, posting his loosely autobiographical comics on…
Buy This Book: Box Brown’s ‘Andre The Giant: Life And Legend’
By Chris Sims
f you’d asked me three months ago what my most anticipated graphic novel of 2014 was, I could’ve given you the answer without even having to think about it: Box Brown‘s Andre the Giant: Life and Legend, a comic book biography of one of the most famous professional wrestlers of all time. Admittedly, I’m right smack in the center of the target audience for that book, but there’s so much about the man that’s fascinating, and Brown’s work as a Xeric Grant and Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist is top notch — it’s something I feel like I would’ve been interested in even if I was going into it cold, with no knowledge whatsoever of the world of professional wrestling.
The book isn’t out until May, but the book’s publisher, First Second, sent over a review copy and I couldn’t wait to read it. It’s the sort of book that I knocked out in one sitting, and it lived up to every hope I had for it. It’s not just one of my favorite graphic novels of the year, but it’s also one of my favorite comic biographies of all time.
Beckett! Princess Bride! Lots of wrestling! What more could you possibly want from a biography?
—Box Brown Interview
On a very special episode of the Big Planet Comics Podcast…we talk to Box Brown (boxbrowncomics) about wrestling, Andre the Giant, wrestling, comics, and wrestling!
You can reach us thusly with questions for the next podcast: Podcast@bigplanetcomics.com, 1-703-539-CAST, or the good ole ASK BOX.
I designed the covers for this book! This isn’t the cover though, it’s the postcard.
A list of our fab contributors for Subcultures: A Comics Anthology (Ninth Art Press),which I am editing!
I contributed a four-page story about—what else?—STAR WARS! I’m looking forward to seeing what the other contributors cooked up.