Panel Mania: ‘Pittsburgh’ by Frank Santoro

September 13, 2019 | 1 book mentioned

Frank Santoro’s Pittsburgh is an imaginatively rendered graphic memoir that memorializes the lives of the author’s parents and their marriage in 1960s Pittsburgh in an effort to make sense of their breakup.

Beautifully illustrated in a style all its own, Pittsburgh is an irresistible, almost ethereal, family epic, and a vivid tribute to the city and its people and neighborhoods.

In this 12-page excerpt, Santoro introduces the reader to his parents and his grandparents in a segment of the book set in Pittsburgh in 1968.

Pittsburgh is available now from New York Review Comics.

This piece was produced in partnership with Publishers Weekly and also appeared on publishersweekly.com.

is senior news editor of Publishers Weekly and editor of PW Comics World.

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