New York Times Names 3 Story One of Year's Best Graphic Novels
|Dark Horse Comics|
"3 Story: The Secret History of the Giant Man" reveals the truth about Craig Pressgang, who at 9 years old, starts growing and doesn't stop. What could be a fantastical tale (attack of the 40-foot man!) is kept well grounded by the cartoonist Matt Kindt. Craig's story is told in three chapters, narrated first by his mother, then by his wife and finally by his daughter. Mr. Kindt's dialogue and illustrations evoke a powerful feeling of melancholy, so even the happy moments (Craig's spouse, an architect, designs a house he can inhabit) are tinged with sadness.Kindt, who lives in Webster Groves, was Riverfront Times' Best Local Cartoonist of 2008.