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Why I Read Why I Killed Peter

August 10, 2010 | Alan H.

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If you've read my other posts it's probably clear that I'm a big comic / graphic novel fan.  I was thus especially interested to read Olivier Ka and Alfred's Why I Killed Peter for Word Out.  This is a wonderfully illustrated graphic novel (semi-autobiographical in nature) about the very serious subject of child sexual abuse by a trusted authority figure.  The art is astonishing in its ability to convey the emotional states of the narrator as well as the physical setting and the people in his life.

I recommend very highly, but be aware that this one is pretty intense.  Here's a long review with a number of panels so you can see just how great the art is.