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Mad with Joy
Mad with Joy

Mad with Joy

A Graphic Novel


128 Pages, 8.75 x 6.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $25.00 (US $25.00) (CA $34.00)

Publication Date: March 2020

ISBN 9780993211218

Rights: US & CA

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Tom is a stand-up comedian with a burgeoning career. At one point everyone thought his sister would join him to make up a comedy duo but Ellen was always more minded towards drawing and art in general. But she remained the driving force behind Tom's chosen path. Then one day she came to Tom with some cruel news – she had pancreatic cancer. Surgery was followed by hospitalization. Nothing to laugh at you'd imagine, but Tom and Ellen continued to bounce humor off each other. Tom runs the gauntlet of the doctor's ire to take Ellen out to see the trees and her favorite statue – The Mad Maiden by Rik Wouters inspired by the dancer Isadora Duncan. To her dying day Ellen thought the statue looked mad with joy.

Author Biography

Joris Vermassen is a visual artist and storyteller. He teaches at the School Of Arts in Ghent, Belgium. His much praised graphic novel Het Zotte Geweld (Mad With Joy) reached the shortlist of the 25 Best Belgian Comics Of All Time.