Child Star (Paperback)

By Box Brown, Box Brown (Illustrator)

First Second, 9781250154071, 224pp.

Publication Date: June 30, 2020

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Inspired by real-life child stars, Box Brown created Owen Eugene, a composite character whose tragic life is an amalgam of 1980s pop culture.

Child star Owen Eugene had it all: a hit sitcom on primetime, a Saturday morning cartoon, and a memoir on the bestseller list. But the secret to his success was closely guarded: although he had the body of a five-year-old, he was actually a teenager.

A childhood illness kept Owen from growing as other children do. He was a natural improviser with sophistication and maturity despite his small size. On screen, he made the whole world laugh, even as his life fell apart behind the scenes.

In Child Star, a fictional documentary-style graphic novel by New York Times best-selling author Box Brown, we see how growing up in the spotlight robs young actors of a true childhood.



About the Author

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award—winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times—bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris. Box Brown's independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics, was launched in 2011.

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award—winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times—bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris. Box Brown's independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics, was launched in 2011.