Child Star

Child Star

by Box Brown

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 30/06/2020

 

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.

ISBN:
9781250154071
9781250154071
Category:
Graphic novels: literary & memoirs
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
30-06-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Roaring Brook Press
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
215.9x152.4mm
Weight:
0.01kg
Box Brown

Box Brown is an Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist, illustrator, and comic book publisher from Philadelphia. His books include the New York Times-bestselling Andre the Giant: Life and Legend and Tetris: The Games People Play. In 2011, Box Brown launched the independent comics publishing house, Retrofit Comics.

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