Author: Nye Wright
Pages: 320 pp
Publish Date: 19th Jan 2012
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Catalog ID: ISBN-10: 1908434090 ISBN-13: 978-1908434098
Author website: http://www.myriadeditions.com/aneurin_wright
Awaiting GM review
Nye’s father has been certified for hospice care, but Nye would rather move into his father’s trailer and take care of him himself. In this masterful, graphic portrayal of a father and son dealing with home care, Wright’s mastery allows the reader to witness the deepest emotions on many levels, where what is said is only half the story.The graphic vocabulary, in a palette of blue, red and black, is carefully planned. Flights of visual fancy express genuine emotion rooted in reality.
various reviews on the Myriad Editions site.
Things to Do is not just a poignant study of the complexities of the father-son dynamic or of coming to terms with parental mortality, it’s also an often very funny memoir. Not least because of Nye Wright’s portrayal of his father’s irascibility, his own self-deprecating wit and some choice moments of darkly humorous dialogue. Honest, inventive and resonant, this is a confident and impressive debut; a remarkable breakout work that speaks to the reader on many different levels and, even this early in 2012, one that I suspect will be on many people’s best of the year lists in just under twelve months time…
Interview with Broken Frontier’s Andy Oliver
In which Nye confesses to being a Yank, and talks about Idaho potatoes, art school, and how he stopped himself going crazy…
Constantly unpredictable and compelling…A strikingly unusual and daringly inventive addition to the arena of autobiographical, reconciliatory comics by siblings about their sometimes difficult parents, and to the burgeoning field of ‘graphic medicine’ exploring in both frank and funny terms the real, complex impact of illness and death on the the whole family.