Written and illustrated by David B. in 1996
Epileptic is a graphic novel memoir by French cartoonist David B. that explores his family's struggle with his brother's severe epilepsy. The story is a raw and moving account of the emotional and physical toll that epilepsy takes on both the patient and their loved ones. David B. delves into the complexities of the illness and the impact it has on his family's dynamics, relationships, and everyday life. The artwork in Epileptic is a beautiful and haunting mixture of black and white, with David B.'s scratchy style creating an ethereal atmosphere that matches the emotional intensity of the story. The graphic novel is not just an account of one family's struggle with epilepsy, but a meditation on the human condition, exploring themes of identity, love, and the struggle to find meaning in life. Epileptic has been widely praised as a masterpiece of graphic novel art and a powerful contribution to the literature on mental health.
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