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The Sculptor

February 3, 2015
First Second Books
496 pages. Black and Pantone 653.

My first full-length graphic novel. The Sculptor took five years to write and draw and I used every minute to make it the best reading experience I could. I like this book a lot and I hope you will too.

From the Catalog:

David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the eleventh hour isn't making it any easier.

Online Features and Links:

Expanded Acknowledgements
Official page at Macmillan
An early video glimpse of the Hardcover
The Sculptor Font by John Roshell, based on my handwriting, and see my two-part digital lettering YouTube demo here and here.
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"The best graphic novel I've read in years. It's about art and love and why we keep on trying. It will break your heart."

-- Neil Gaiman

"A work of stunning, timeless graphic literature."

-- Booklist

"After previously explaining the art of making, reading, and understanding comics in his trilogy of essential guides to the medium, McCloud, in this gloriously romantic graphic novel, doesn't just define a genre—he exemplifies it."

-- Publishers Weekly

"An outstanding achievement, extraordinarily moving and memorable. This is a work to stand with the greats."

-- Library Journal


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