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, …
Positive Graphic Novelette of Life with HIV
by Tom Bouden
Published by northwest
40p, color, 7"x10"
The cover and the term "graphic novelette" don't quite do justice to this translation of Belgian artist Tom Bouden's nuanced story of a woman, Sarah, and her partner, Tim, learning to live with her HIV positive status. Bouden draws with the exacting clarity and subtle color of Herge, letting the straightforward draughtsmanship be an easy accompanyment for the subtleties of the rich narrative being crafted. -EF