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"Kelsey Wroten's Cannonball fires the reader straight into the messy life of Caroline Bertram: aspiring writer, queer, art school graduate, near alcoholic, and self proclaimed tortured genius. Wroten tells the story of an artist struggling with the arrival of adulthood and the Sisyphean task of artistic fulfillment. Stunningly drawn in a classic style, with big truths and biting wit, Wroten's debut graphic novel is Art School Confidential for the Tumblr generation"--Amazon.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Uncivilized Books, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781941250334
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Wr
Description: 263 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm


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Jul 10, 2019

Not my favorite graphic novel, but definitely not bad. Caroline, the protagonist, is completely unlikeable and it's actually hard to read about her. However, the art is phenomenal! I wish she had more character development, but I feel like there was a reason that the author purposefully left her without one.
Frustrating to read, but worth it in my opinion.

JCLEmmaF May 15, 2019

Caroline is fresh out of college and refuses to ~sell out~ into getting a job, like her other artist friends. Instead, she’s set on becoming a writer, but does she really want that?
Exasperating, like a folk tale warning those certain creative majors i knew who aspire to be tortured artists. This book really nails the unlikeable protagonist, in an interesting way. I almost root her to fail and be forced to sell out, but it also asks me to be more self aware as an artist? Like, where do my fears lie? I also love the art in this and the way the art style shifts according to context. I really enjoy this, and want to give a certain someone a kick in the pants. Also, I love reading about writers.


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