Cannonball



Cannonball 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.

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Cannonball
  • Kelsey Wroten
  • English
  • 15 January 2018
  • 9781941250334

10 thoughts on “Cannonball

  1. David Schaafsma says:

    I have a sort of axe to grind with representation I won t write a comic without queer characters After I began living on my own, I found a group of other lesbian and queer identifying people who became a second family to me When I needed help with life, those were the people I went to Kelsey Wroten in interview with VICEKelsey Wroten s graphic novel Cannonball is an at turns exhilarating and exasperating depiction of Caroline Bertram, a queer art school graduate in her early twenties who both wants to be loved and wants to be let alone She both wants and loathes fame She s both arrogant and self loathing She hates and castigates basically everything in her little Tazmanian Devil path Her particular queer millennial malaise feels both quite now and also timelessly, irritatingly slacker for any age And I could not put it down for some reason.Let s see if I can get at why, since I am not remotely in the target audience for this book, and I am not yet convincing you to read it Caroline s post school fiction writing is kind of stalled, and she spends most of her time not supporting herself, Wanting to Be An Artist, hanging out with her one astute friend, drinking heavily, berating almost everyone...

  2. Jayden says:

    I gave this an extra star because I loved the artwork, but as much as I wanted to like the story, I just couldn t The protagonist is simply unlikeable She is selfish, egotistical, and takes her anger out on others and does not seem to make any sort of progress at all throughout the story To the author s credit, I get that this is the point of the tortured artist character, and the character herself is constantly struggling with her self image, part of her does know ...

  3. Lauren Salisbury says:

    Yes, Caroline is unlikeable It s not her unlikeability that makes this book a slog for me though None of the characters are likeable None of the dialogue, situations, or plot progressions feel realistic The narrative felt like a vehicle for Caroline s countless monologues about selling out, what qualifies as real art , and why her struggle makes her authentic She s unlikeable, but she also feels two dimensional She feels like a caricature of a hipster, art school millennial Her parents ...

  4. Emily says:

    3.5 stars.Caroline, the protagonist of this graphic novel, is a really frustrated and angry person, one that I didn t necessarily like She is a queer, semi alcoholic, recent art school graduate who is trying to get published while also maintaining her integrity as an artist, i.e not selling out On one hand, I deeply understood her and felt bad for the injustices she deals with in the story don t get me started on her dad , but on the other, I wanted to yell at her to stop being a dick to her friends and alienating the people who care about her So yeah, I m conflicted about Caroline and it s hard to separate my feelings about her from my feelings about this book as a whole even though I strongly believe that authors should write unlikeable female protagonists and that not liking a main character isn t an indicator that a work of fiction doesn t have worth Maybe what s bothering me is that Caroline doesn t seem to have much of an arc through the story She s kind of the same person at the end as she was at the beginning, and while my brain says that ...

  5. Blane says:

    The good Wroten does a fantastic job of capturing the confusion and ennui of post college life The artwork was excellent The bad Wroten s protagonist ,Caroline, though relatable to many of us who have since moved on from that post college period in our lives, is completely unlikable She came across as a judgmental, obnoxious alcoholic spo...

  6. Maureen says:

    Nice effort into the miserable queer lesbian comic canon Bechdel, Mimi Pond, Hanselmann, etc Funny, depressing, good comics.

  7. Nicole says:

    Upsettingly relatable.

  8. Katie Richards says:

    If you suffer from imposter syndrome, this book will resonate with you but not provide any solution or uplifting resolution The takeaway, I ve found, is alcoholism is not a viable solution duh , depression and anxiety can sometimes behave as vices of self absorption, celebrating your success and that of others is a much happier and positive way to conduct your life, justifying your own self hatred and shoving it down others throats so that they understand you is divisive and self indulgent, and self destruction in the name of art is overdone and lame we a...

  9. Kate Atherton says:

    I loved this book than I even anticipated Yes it looks slick digitally drawn with a pleasing off crayola crayon color palette, smooth lines, well designed and defined characters that blush or get red with anger in a beautiful salmon hue that envelopes the whole top half of their facesbut, I digress in getting so very specific What a triumphant work from Kelsey Wroten Cannonball follows newly graduated, afraid of success and failure equally, writer Caroline as she navigates single life, letting her friends down and desperately trying to write her masterpiece against all odds after college She clings to college life and sneaks into her old student center to write, is still absorbed in the drama of her department and is angered by the members of it, younger than she, being raised up Caroline is tough and often mean reeking of jaded ness in her early twenties and cutting people down, even those who try desperately to support and understand her like her best friend Penelope Cannonball has a great strength of character both its literal characters who are immediate read...

  10. Sarah Lashinsky says:

    Caroline is absolutely incorrigible I know there s the whole unlikeable protag trope to be maintained, but Cannonball really teetered on miserable for me Mostly, I just don t understand the axe over Caroline s head She lives in squalor in her one bedroom apartment She s a tortured artist who graduated art school with her parents support We got a little peek, in one scene, into her tenuous relationship with her father, and the Boomer Millennial abrasion was realistic, if a bit played out.One star for beautiful artwork, one star for an accurate portrayal of the bittersweetness of overstaying your...

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