Georgie: The Story of a Man, His Dog, and a Pin by R. O. Blechman
The joyful arrival of a longed-for baby is followed by overwhelming losses but a loyal dog makes happiness possible again. This moving and profound graphic novel by R. O. Blechman treats its solemn subject with humor, simplicity, and warm humanity.
Maurice Sendak characterized the tale as "fierce, passionate little pictures that pack a punch only Blechman seems capable of delivering," and Jules Feiffer observed that "Long-time fans are well aware of Blechman's elegant cartoon-poetry, but in Georgie, his quiet, measured pace moves the reader onto darker terrain, presented in a sweet and tragic man-and-dog story that calls for a second reading, and perhaps, more."
In Praise of R. O. Blechman
"The jewel-like mind and eye of this rare artist persuade me that all is not lost in Bookland." — Maurice Sendak
"A great graphic novelist, very avant la lettre." — Art Spiegelman
"In a class by himself." — The New York Times
"Boldly original." — Edward Sorel
"A trailblazer." — Jules Feiffer