The Fun Family (Paperback)

By Benjamin Frisch

Top Shelf Productions, 9781603093446, 240pp.

Publication Date: July 12, 2016

List Price: 24.99*
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Beloved cartoonist Robert Fun has earned a devoted following for his circular daily comic strip, celebrating the wholesome American family by drawing inspiration from his real home life... but the Fun Family bears some dark secrets. As their idyllic world collapses and the kids are forced to pick up the pieces, will their family circle become a broken mirror, or a portal to a nightmare world? In his debut graphic novel, Benjamin Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of childhood, adulthood, and good old American obsession.

About the Author

Benjamin Frisch is a cartoonist and storyteller from Williamsburg, Virginia. He has an MFA in Sequential Art from Savannah College of Art and Design, and participated in the international artist residency program La Maison Des Auteurs in Angoulême, France. He is currently based in New York, where he works as a radio producer on Slate's Culture Gabfest and as a freelance artist. His work has appeared on the political satire site Wonkette, National Public Radio, and in the Graphic Canon comics anthologies. His first book, The Fun Family, was released in 2016 by Top Shelf.

Praise For The Fun Family

"A surreal exploration of the fractured suburban family, worthy of a Sam Mendes directorial turn... revealing that nothing is ever quite as fun as it seems." — Publishers Weekly

"Menacing… If you’ve ever dismissed newspaper comic strips as shallow and trite, The Fun Family is for you." — Paste