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12 Reddit comments about Epileptic (Pantheon Graphic Library):

u/piperson · 11 pointsr/graphicnovels

Barefoot Gen is written by a survivor of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. It's very moving and raw and personally I think it's better than Maus or Blankets. It should be required reading in all schools.

Persepolis is another amazing read. It's written by someone who grew up in Iran and witnessed and ran away from the revolution in the late 70's. It shows that the people in Iran and that part of the world are just like us, though because of America's (and other foreign powers) intervention, has become really conservative and hostile. I think this is another book that should be required reading in schools.

Fun Home is another personal tale about a woman's recollections of growing up and about her father.

Adrian Tomine's Shortcomings Adrian often writes very personal stories that are heart felt and touching.

American Born Chinese Gene Yang writes about growing up as an Asian American.

Epileptic French, David B writes about his Epileptic brother.

u/OhNoBees · 4 pointsr/altcomix

I love autobiographical comics. Two of my absolute favorites are Epileptic by David B. and One! Hundred! Demons! by Lynda Barry.

Epileptic is beautifully illustrated book about David B's upbringing, his relationship with his brother and sister, him and his family's way of dealing with his brother's epilepsy and the development of his obsession of comics, mythology and war. His brother's illness takes a toll on the whole family psychologically, including David. He begins to have crazy dreams and waking fantasies of war and illness and monsters. I've read this book several times. One of my all time favorites and I'm absolutely captivated by David's drawings.

One! Hundred! Demons! is a series of comic strips (part autobiographical, part fictional) inspired by a Zen painting exercise called One Hundred Demons. Each story tackles one of Lynda's personal demons including: relationships, regret, and self consciousness. I really love the do-it-yourself feel of this book. Each story has a little handmade, scrapbook type title page and the back of the book features a short tutorial on her take of the zen painting exercise.

u/[deleted] · 4 pointsr/pics

This reminds me of Epileptic by David B. He talks about doing stuff like that when he was a kid, and his illustration style still reflects some of it. It's also an excellent graphic novel that I would recommend to anyone

u/Dethwhale · 3 pointsr/graphicnovels

Epileptic by David B. is a fantastic French surrealist memoir. Long story short, it's about growing up with an epileptic and increasingly mentally ill older brother in mid-to-late 20th century France.

u/slyrabbit9 · 3 pointsr/comicbooks

Forgot Epileptic ( and Ghost World ( though Black Hole and persepolis are amazing

u/lintacious · 2 pointsr/books
  1. Epileptic - David B.
  2. 8/10
  3. Graphic Novel, Autobiographical
  4. The narrative and artwork together provide a quite emotional and dark story, but the artwork can stand on its own as beautifully intricate, symbolic and necessary.
  5. Amazon (looks like you should not buy the kindle version)
u/DavinderB · 2 pointsr/comicbooks

Curses (or anything else by Kevin Huizenga)
Fun Home

u/SmallFruitbat · 2 pointsr/YAwriters

So I am writing an epileptic MC... Beyond the scientific research, I've also been doing a lot of lurking in forums. It's one thing to read about potential side effects, etc, etc, and another to see what most people are complaining about.

I've also got a lot of reading to do.

Books with Epileptic Characters

The Queen's Fool (adult historical)
Incarceron & Sapphique (YA steampunk)
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (MG contemporary - doesn't come up, just a passing line about history)
How Evan Broke His Head and Other Secrets (contemporary)
The Universe Versus Alex Woods (YA magical realism? contemporary? I don't know yet)
Epileptic (graphic novel)
Prizefighter en Mi Casa (MG contemporary)
The Way of Kings (Supposedly. Adult fantasy in any case.)

Haven't read the ones at the bottom of the list yet.

u/DrankTooMuchMead · 1 pointr/Epilepsy

You might enjoy this graphic novel. Created by a guy in your shoes

u/MoopleDoople · 1 pointr/graphicnovels

Habibi by Craig Thompson (and Blankets, for that matter). A visually stunning story of 2 child slaves attempting to reconnect and survive, set in an approximately modern, unnamed 3rd world country. Very much an exploration of sex and love.

The Invisibles by Grant Morrison. Incredibly strange story of a group of 90's counter-culture anarchists looking to overthrow the literal dark forces that are attempting to control the world. Something of a "What if every conspiracy theory was true?" It sounds right up your alley, as it explores class, race, gender, and sexuality through the group's unique perspective. It has a little bit of a slow roll, but begs to be picked up after around 100 pages. I've linked the omnibus, which is a bit unwieldy, so you may prefer to collect it by volumes.

Black Hole by Charles Burns. A physically deforming STD begins to infect high school students in a suburban town. This book is an uneasy, beautiful reflection of high school cruelty.

Epileptic by David B. A sad autobiography of growing up with an epileptic brother who does not get the medical attention he needs. The book is translated from French and takes place in small town France. David B. pulls no punches, this story is honest and heart-breaking, interesting not only for the stark look at a misunderstood disorder, but for the brutal confrontation with David's childhood.

I'll also second Asterios Polyp and Transmetropolitan.

u/nora_barnacles · 1 pointr/Epilepsy

It seems like you got some really good advice about helping your brother. I just have to suggest to you a graphic autobiography. Epileptic by David B. reminds me so much of your situation. I put off reading it because, as a person with epilepsy, it was a little disturbing to me. It is about a boy growing up with an epileptic brother, and the stuff that goes on in his family as they try to help it. The illustrations are genius.

The one criticism I have is that I feel that the author never really understood his brother, or his brother's point of view, but that is also sort of the beauty of it.

u/lelumberjole · 1 pointr/booksuggestions

It's a graphic novel, but Epileptic by David B. is good. It has some really interesting depictions of the illness (epilepsy).