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Publication Date: Nov 22, 2022

96 pp

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List Price US: $15.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-201-6

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List Price US: $25.99

ISBN: 978-1-63542-200-9

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Big Man and the Little Men

A Graphic Novel

“Clifford Thompson’s Big Man and the Little Men is charming, disarming, and anomalous—a graphic novel grounded in the virtues of traditional fiction, rather than being a pictorial metafiction or essay. That’s to say, it’s a page-turner, with memorable characters and a genuinely clever plot, leavened with rueful wit and wisdom. It ties itself to our world without ever neglecting also to be a thrilling diversion.” —Jonathan Lethem, award-winning author of The Feral Detective and Motherless Brooklyn

“Clifford Thompson’s Big Man and the Little Men, like the author himself, is warm, unpretentious, complicated, and very, very smart. It’s also page-turningly fun to read. Thompson’s approachable drawings come alive on the page, creating people you’d like to get to know—especially as they’re nearly all people trying, somehow, to be their best selves. A political thriller with surprising twists and turns about power, America, and how childhood friendships mature into adulthood, Thompson’s book takes advantage of the graphic novel’s peculiar ability to look at its characters while looking into why politics, journalism—and, especially, life’s tangled contradictions and compromises—matter at this most dire moment for our nation.” —Chris Ware, author of Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth

“Does a wrong sometimes make a right? This is one of the provocative questions Clifford Thompson raises in this striking tale for our times, Big Man and the Little Men. You won’t soon forget the complicated and wonderfully hand-drawn characters in this story. As Thompson’s work always does, it’ll draw you in (forgive the pun) and make you think.” —Martha Southgate, author of The Fall of Rome

Praise for What It Is:

“An engaging and important book, an earnest attempt to analyze our chaotic moment and to project a possible way out of it through dialogue and reflection.” —Times Literary Supplement

“[A] thoughtful memoir…In prose that is subtle and graceful, Thompson’s narrative casts a refreshing light on race in America.” —Publishers Weekly

“[A] graceful and searching clutch of essays…A coolly delivered yet impassioned study of how much Trump’s election has shifted and revealed Americans’ thinking about race.” —Kirkus Reviews

“This frank and personal examination of race and racism in America will be an important addition to many collections.” —Library Journal


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