Genres: fantasy, graphic novels
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Powell's • Indiebound
David is on the verge of leaving NYC. His dream of becoming a famous sculptor is not working out exactly as planned. While acting drunk and strange in a diner, David runs into his great-uncle. The thing is, his uncle has been dead for years. . . .
So, yeah. David makes a deal with the devil to be a amazing artist. And the clock is ticking, he has 200 days. Then he meets the love of his life.
Did I mention that he can manipulate the stone with his bare hands?
This story was so different that any other graphic novel I have read that it took me a while to process it completely. (Maybe that just means I need to read more comics.) It may be the most tragically cynical (with a tad bit of hope thrown in for good measure) piece of fiction, graphic or otherwise, that I have ever read.
David Smith is giving his life for his art—literally. Thanks to a deal with Death, the young sculptor gets his childhood wish: to sculpt anything he can imagine with his bare hands. But now that he only has 200 days to live, deciding what to create is harder than he thought, and discovering the love of his life at the 11th hour isn’t making it any easier!