Get ready to feel all the feelings, everybody. Charles Forsman (THE END OF THE FUCKING WORLD, CELEBRATED SUMMER) will be here on December 6, 2017 signing his newest graphic novel I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS (Fantagraphics)! Our Graphic Novel of the Month Club pick for December, I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS captures the pain of being a teenager perfectly, bringing humor, depth and honesty to some really difficult subject matter. Luckily, our private Graphic Novel of the Month Club book discussion is taking place right after the signing, at 8pm, so we can work through some of our feelings about this fantastic book with the author himself. And of course, we'd love to have you at the discussion so check out graphicnovelclub.com for more information!
About I AM NOT OKAY WITH THIS: Sydney seems like a normal, rudderless 15-year-old freshman. She hangs out underneath the bleachers, listens to music in her friend’s car, and gets into arguments with her annoying little brother — but she also has a few secrets she’s only shared in her diary. Like how she’s in love with her best friend Dina, the bizarre death of her war veteran father, and those painful telekinetic powers that keep popping up at the most inopportune times.
After his first two critically heralded graphic novels, Celebrated Summer and The End of the Fucking World (recently adapted into a TV show on the UK’s Channel 4 and soon to be streaming stateside on Netflix), Forsman once again expertly channels the teenage ethos in a style that evokes classic comic strips while telling a powerful story about the intense, and sometimes violent, tug of war between trauma and control. I am Not Okay with Thiscollects all of Forsman’s self-published minicomic series into one volume. It comments naturally on familial strain, sexual confusion, and PTSD in his usual straightfaced-but-humorous style, and firmly stakes his place among the world’s best young cartoonists.