Ande Parks • Chris Samnee
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Murder. Not intricately plotted "whodunit." Not fiery passionate fury. But dirty, sad, disturbing actions from real people.
That's what Truman Capote decided to use for In Cold Blood—his bold experiment in the realm of the non-fiction "novel." Following in that legacy is Capote in Kansas, a fictionalized tale of Capote's time in Middle America researching his classic book. Capote's struggles with the town, the betrayal, and his own troubled past make this book a compelling portrait of one of the greatest literary talents of the 20th century.
"With Samnee's amazing artwork and Parks' ability to craft a fully realized world and cast of characters, Capote in Kansas is spellbinding, an Eisner-worthy accomplishment that should be on everyone's reading lists."
"What makes Capote in Kansas work is that it focuses on one particular aspect of the tale - how Capote was able to construct the narrative of In Cold Blood. The question posed by the graphic novel is doubtlessly one that the creators had to ask themselves: How do you do justice to a story? What sacrifices do you have to make to find a story in the complexities of everyday life? And, in the end, what price do you pay for telling the tale?"
"A major factor in Capote in Kansas' success is Chris Samnee's art... this book signals his arrival as a major talent."
"Capote in Kansas: it's entrancing, something that you can't tear yourself away from even as it unfolds towards its inevitable conclusion."
"Is it strange to praise a graphic novel for its restraint? ...it's a quality that I genuinely admire, and in the case of Capote in Kansas, it makes for deeply satisfying reading."