19 Following


James Joyce: Portrait of a Dubliner—A Graphic Biography - Alfonso Zapico

I received a copy of this book through Goodreads in exchange for an honest review.


This is definitely a very cool format for a biography.


Overall, I really liked the book. The artwork was superb. It was very interesting and often humorous (can't go wrong with depicting Joyce vomiting).


I did feel like the book was narration-driven with the artwork just backing up the narration. But once in a while the pictures helped give more detail to vague descriptions in the narration. The narration itself was often pretty simple, but gave a good idea of what was going on during Joyce's life socially, professionally, and politically.


The artwork is what really sold me on this book though. I definitely would like to check out more of Zapico's work (and of course read something by Joyce).