Among book publishing people, it has long been agreed that the final hurdle, the ultimate Holy Grail in mainstream acceptance of graphic novels as “real” books and the highest realm of sales success would be a selection by Oprah’s Book Club, the television-fueled reading club that can result in MILLIONS of additional sales for any book she chooses to anoint. Indeed, it’s been a popular parlor game for the GN crowd to try and figure out which book could break the barrier…LOVE AND ROCKETS? PERSEPOLIS? WATCHMEN? FUN HOME? KRAMERS ERGOT #7?
In this nearly wordless book, comic book-style illustrations tell the story of Dog and his best friend, Robot. When the two become separated, readers follow their separate—and very different—experiences, which are amusing, wistful and truly thought provoking.
Congrats to Sara — the selection is quite a kudos for her wonderful art and storytelling.