Born in Wisconsin, Jim Knipfel was a staff writer at the now-defunct weekly alternative newspaper New York Press for thirteen years, where wrote the long-running and popular "Slackjaw" column, a cynical, misanthropic look at daily life. He is the author of ten books, including Slackjaw, …
Published by Fantagraphics Books
New graphic novel from Mr. Hornschemeier fills out its deceptively simple narrative (plot summary: father and son go to the store to buy some chips) with a dazzling display of formal and aesthetic experiments, twists, and surprises. The book manages to comment on itself, the comics medium, the creative process, our sense of time and our own personal narratives and histories, all without seeming oblique. Quite an impressive accomplishment, probably the best work yet from a burgeoning comics talent.