Here is a drawing of Peter Stillman from City of Glass, written by Paul Auster and adapted by Paul Karasik and David Mazzucchelli. The story centers around a writer who has gone through some tremendous personal struggles, losing both his wife and young son, who then, triggered by a phone call in the middle of the night, adopts the responsibilities of the private detective he writes about in his novels. He's hired to follow ex-professor and author Peter Stillman who's just been release from a mental institution. If you enjoy getting inside the mind of a character, losing your way and trying your best to find out who he is, what is motivating him and what is going on in the world that surround him then this is a graphic novel you'll have a good time with. It's impeccably well-crafted and uses the comics medium in a way that's refreshing and innovative. Once you've started prepare yourself to read it again, you'll likely both want and need to.
Douglas E. Draper Jr. is an award-winning artist working out of Philadelphia. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and his work has been exhibited throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Annapolis, Baltimore and various other cities and galleries. His fine art and illustrative work can be seen from such publishers as Moonstone Books, Top Shelf, Desperado, IDW, and many others.
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