Monday, May 16, 2022

Graphic Novel Review: Jacob's Apartment by Joshua Kemble


Title: Jacob's Apartment
Author: Joshua Kemble
Genre:Comic; Graphic Novel
Publication Date: May 17, 2022
Publisher: Graphic Mundi

Jacob's Apartment follows the stories of two twenty something roommates, Jacob and Sarah, as they seek to find their place in the world. When confronted with the death of his aging father to cancer, Jacob's world is turned upside down, causing him to question everything. Sarah wrestles with her own demons, searching for solace in one-night stands after her professor (and ex) leaves her for a job in New York. A coming-of-age graphic novel in the vein of Ghost World and Fun Home, Jacob's Apartment weaves the threads of faith deconstruction, identity, young love, and loss to create an engrossing world in which waking and sleeping dreams collide. This book invites readers to consider how young idealism can be quickly extinguished and questions what the value of anything is without love.




*A Thank you to Edelweiss+ for allowing me to read this. This is my honest and unbiased review*
Hello Fellow Readers,

Jacob's Apartment is a realistic tale about two roommates who are going through very emotional turmoils. Joshua is having a crisis of faith, which stems from the fact that his father is currently in the hospital dying. Sarah is trying to cope with childhood drama in the way way with excessive drinking and meaningless one night stands. This leaves her drowning in a sea of disappointment and bad choices.  Both of these young souls are lost. 

Kemble does an amazing job bringing Jacob and Sarah to life through his art and words. I wish I could say that everything works out in the end for these two, but Kemble (and I) realize that there is a need to share a realistic story no matter how much we wish for things to be different.

Overall, a very emotional graphic novel which may or may not break your heart.

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