Invisible Ink: My Mother's Love Affair With A Famous Cartoonist by Bill Griffith

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This is the renowned cartoonist's first long-form graphic work — a 200-page memoir that poignantly recounts his mother’s secret life, which included an affair with a cartoonist and crime novelist in the 1950s and ’60s. Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew.

Fantagraphics Books, 2015.
ISBN: 9781606998953. 196 pp.
Hardcover. Near fine in a near fine jacket.