93. Not always comical

This episode concludes our pre-Christmas series of book recommendations with comics respectively graphic novels. Peter has brought a selection of his favourites: Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons: Watchmen A group of somewhat different superheroes has to deal with a murder case at the brink of World War III. David Small: Stitches The son of an X-ray doctor looses a vocal chord and his voice to cancer. Allison Bechtel: Fun home An autobiographical story of a homosexual coming-out. Joyce Farmer: Special exits The last four years of an elderly couple and how their daughter copes with her aging parents' peculiarities. Craig Thompson: Blankets The coming of age story of a boy, his first love and the ensuing problems with his devout Christian parents. G. B. Trudeau: The Doonesbury Chronicles The first collection of a famous American newspaper comic strip G. B. Trudeau: Planet Doonesbury An edition of later comics from the same series, with a very special advertisement on its front cover, that Peter reads out in the episode.

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