Additional Book Information
Series: New York Review Comics
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
by Edmond Baudoin, translated from the French by Matt Madden
Whether stuck in bed with whooping cough or out exploring in the woods, the two brothers draw together endlessly. They confront Martians, battle octopuses, stage epic battles between medieval castles, and fly high over the earth. Inevitably, they begin to grow apart, and their shared artistic life is replaced by schoolwork, romance, dances, motorcycles, and the struggle to decide what sort of people they want to be. Piero is a delicate, exuberant testament to the joys of childhood and a bittersweet account of what it means to become an adult—and an artist.
No other book inspired me more than Piero. Edmond Baudoin is a master.
An exceptionally talented and thoughtful cartoonist.
—The AV Club