Cannonball

Cannonball

Kelsey Wroten’s Cannonball fires the reader straight into the messy life of Caroline Bertram: aspiring writer, queer, art school graduate, near alcoholic, and self proclaimed tortured genius. Wroten tells the story of an artist struggling with the arrival of adulthood and the Sisyphean task of artistic fulfillment. Stunningly drawn in a classic style, with big truths and biting wit, Wroten’s debut graphic novel is Art School Confidential for the Tumblr generation.

Title:Cannonball
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781941250334
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    Cannonball Reviews

  • Dave Schaafsma

    “I have a sort of axe to grind with representation. I won’t write a comic without queer characters. After I began living on my own, I found a group of other lesbian and queer-identifying people wh...

  • Lauren Salisbury

    Yes, Caroline is unlikeable. It's not her unlikeability that makes this book a slog for me though. None of the characters are likeable. None of the dialogue, situations, or plot progressions feel real...

  • Jayden

    I gave this an extra star because I loved the artwork, but as much as I wanted to like the story, I just couldn't. The protagonist is simply unlikeable. She is selfish, egotistical, and takes her ange...

  • Sarah

    This just made me feel so tired and old. ...

  • Emily

    3.5 stars.Caroline, the protagonist of this graphic novel, is a really frustrated and angry person, one that I didn't necessarily like. She is a queer, semi-alcoholic, recent art school graduate who i...

  • Nicole

    Upsettingly relatable....

  • Hannah Garden

    An argument I find myself regularly chasing the tail of is the one around the method of determining value. Goodness or badness. Amazingness or suckiness. Tattoo this across my breast or don't wipe my ...

  • J.T.

    Dang, I finished this a couple weeks ago and forgot to immediately write a review. Therefore, I've forgotten specifics. I can say that the overall impression that I remember was fantastic. I really li...

  • Stewart Tame

    Cannonball is the story of Caroline Bertram, fresh out of art school, and trying to figure out what to do with the rest of her life. She wants to be a writer, but is her own worst critic ...I was goin...

  • Katie Richards

    If you suffer from imposter syndrome, this book will resonate with you but not provide any solution or uplifting resolution. The takeaway, I've found, is alcoholism is not a viable solution (duh), dep...