The End of the Fucking World by Charles Forsman

The End of the Fucking World

TEotFW follows James and Alyssa, two teenagers living a seemingly typical teen experience as they face the fear of coming adulthood. Forsman tells their story through each character's perspective, jumping between points of view with each chapter. But quickly, this somewhat familiar teenage experience takes a more nihilistic turn as James's character exhibits a rapidly forming sociopathy that threatens both of their futures. He harbors violent fan...


Details The End of the Fucking World

TitleThe End of the Fucking World
ISBN9781606996676
Author
Release DateAug 3rd, 2013
PublisherFantagraphics
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Graphic Novels Comics
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Reviews The End of the Fucking World

  • David Schaafsma
    2017-06-16
    Y'all younguns probably knew the acronym TEOTFW was the End of the Fucking World. Cute. Like the YA novel TTYL. I had this on my TBR list for a long time, had tried and failed to get it through my library system and forgotten altogether what it was about. At first glance it looks a bit like the simply and sketchily drawn diary comics I had just read, Jeffery Brown- and Charles Schultz-influenced. Looks like--and is--a coming-of-age story for two ...
  • Jan Philipzig
    2014-07-31
    TEotFW reads like an updated, rougher version of Terrence Malick's 1974 masterpiece Badlands. While Malick's movie is narrated by a teenage girl who runs away with a charming but violent young greaser, Charles Forsman's comic book alternates the perspectives of its two young runaway protagonists. In both cases the narration is at the same time strikingly honest and fatally inept, and in both cases the female teenager turns a blind eye on the incr...
  • Fabian
    2016-09-12
    Impressive gonzo violence comes in such a sweet lethal package! This gives a wicked jolt of invigorating life energy to squiggles and shapes and letters on white paper. A true pictorial achievement...!!
  • Sam Quixote
    2014-07-28
    First of all - amazing title! Second of all - AMAZING BOOK! The End of the Fucking World (or TEOTFW) is about two teenagers, James and Alyssa, who decide to run away from home together. Their journey starts out somewhat romantic then becomes increasingly more desperate and tragic until they become like the modern Bonnie and Clyde. I read Charles Forsman’s Celebrated Summer a couple months ago and loved its quietly devastating intensity in such ...
  • Carmen
    2018-01-09
    My head is still spinning in circles. These teenagers, these youngsters are miles away from me, from my life. I had a happy adolescence-if such a thing exists-I thought I had problems but the truth is I inhabited a bubble, maybe I still do. The great thing of art la That it forces you out of T hat bubble and makes you see that people experience life in different ways, that sometimes isolation hurts people and it makes them crave for violence as a...
  • Neil (or bleed)
    2018-01-08
    It's fu**ing dark, sad and visceral.
  • Anuradha
    2018-01-06
    I love books and movies of the dark comedy variety. I also have a soft corner for (well-written) teenage/high school stories. Also, the show based on this book is fucking brilliant. For these reasons, I decided to read this book, which, by the way, is incredibly hard to find. The book, however, in comparison to the show, is vastly underwhelming. Where the show was rich, complex and absolutely a delight to watch, while maintaining its original gri...
  • Andrew
    2014-06-04
    There's a lot to like in this book. I guess my favourite thing about it was the pacing and the play between the text and the art. The author definitely has a good understanding of how words and drawings go together in a comicbook. I enjoyed the simple art style for the most part, but there were some panels that seemed a bit lazy - perhaps with stylistic intent, but I feel like they could have been refined.The story is about a couple lost teenager...
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    2017-12-27
    Clean and simple artwork. Perfect to get into James' mind. That diner scene made me laugh at loud. Pure gold!
  • Pierre
    2014-10-14
    A remarkably touching graphic novel. Simple yet very effective art.Pathos, isolation, and alienation expressed through the drawn line.Highly recommended to those who appreciate the graphic novel as art and those who never read graphic novels as an initiation to the art form.