Andrew J. Rostan and Kate Kasenow made a bit of a splash back in 2011 for An Elegy for Amelia Johnson, a graphic novel about two people fulfilling a dying woman’s wish and unlocking a mystery about themselves in the process.
Rostan and Kasenow are back with FORM OF A QUESTION, which springs from Rostan’s real life experiences as a Jeopardy champion. Maybe you have all the answers but sometimes you haven’t figured out the questions yet.
Revisiting one of the most formative events in Rostan’s life, FORM OF A QUESTION tells the true story of his journey at age twenty-two to become a contestant on JEOPARDY!, the very show he associates with the happiest moments in his life. But even with an uncanny ability to remember the smallest details and his almost unparalleled depth of knowledge, there’s one thing Rostan hasn’t learned yet – life is like his favorite game show. In fact, all the answers are staring you in the face if only you ask the right questions.
“Each of us is struggling with having questions without answers and answers without the questions, which is at the core of FORM OF A QUESTION,” said Sierra Hahn, Executive Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Andrew and Kate have created a beautiful rumination on how we’re transformed by the entertainment we experience with people we love most.”
FORM OF A QUESTION will be published in November under Boom!’s Archaia imprint, the home of many fine graphic novels, including Mouse Guard by David Petersen; Rust by Royden Lepp; Bolivar by Sean Rubin; Jane by Aline Brosh McKenna and Ramón K. Pérez and so on. It looks to be another strong entry in their line and here’s an exclusive first look at the book: