#1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling inherent in the medium. Hart examines what makes a graphic memoir great, and shows you how to do it. With two dozen professional examples and a deep-dive into his own story, Hart encourages readers to hone their signature style in the best way to represent their journeys on the page.
With clear examples and visual aids, The Art of the Graphic Memoir is emotive, creative, and accessible. Whether you’re a comics fan, comic book creator, memoirist, biographer or autobiographer, there’s something inside for everyone.
Cover art by Gabrielle Bell
“This how-to from cartoonist Hart (Rosalie Lightning) ably sets its readers on the path to creating graphic memoirs…[Hart’s] sincere investment in the topic shines through on every page, bolstering the case that the process of writing one’s memoirs in graphic form is both artistically viable and personally rewarding.” —Publishers Weekly
“The Art of the Graphic Memoir offers detailed steps, from mapping your story to determining your approach and choosing visual techniques. Hart provides specific examples from well-known artists, further reading suggestions and assignments for you to follow and create your very own graphic novel memoir.” —Shelf Awareness
176 page partial color paperback
St. Martin’s Griffin, 2018
Diamond Code: SEP181819