Yes, I’m Going to Buy a “Childrens” Book

— for the first time in a long time. El Deafo by Cece Bell. 

The excerpt we read in the Best Comics 2016 (which includes some titles that appeared in 2014) was so touching, astute, expertly paced and beautifully drawn that it became a must. Gifted artists have distinct awareness — Bell selected the perfect detail from her memories to explain the difference after she got her hearing aids: “I can hear myself eating this lollipop.”

 

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