Anna Haifisch's idiosyncratic graphic novel chronicles the experiences of a young artist, satirising the exclusive and frequently absurd world of fine art. Plagued by doubts and anxiety, the artist is confronted with constant setbacks punctuated by occasional, surprising glimpses of recognition.
Based on Haifisch's own experiences as an illustrator, The Artist's sharp and self-deprecating observations resonate with the current generation, especially those who make art.
Author/Artist: Anna Haifisch
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books / Breakdown Press
Page Count: 64pp
Size: 6 x 9
Notes: hardcover, color
Date of Publication: April 12, 2017