About The Fun Family:
"A surreal exploration of the fractured suburban family, worthy of a Sam Mendes directorial turn... revealing that nothing is ever quite as fun as it seems." — Publishers Weekly
"Menacing… If you’ve ever dismissed newspaper comic strips as shallow and trite, The Fun Family is for you." — Paste
"Simply wrenching... Benjamin Frisch subverts the iconography of family cartooning, exposing the seedy underbelly of America's obsession with the perfect family." — Jessica Abel, author of Out on the Wire and La Perdida
"Required reading for the coming sanity wars, this story is the stuff of my nightmares... Cute-ify this monstrosity any way you like, Mr. Frisch, I will be in the fetal position weeping, giving you a thumbs up for a job brutally done." — Paul Hornschemeier, author of Life With Mr. Dangerous and Mother, Come Home
Beloved cartoonist Robert Fun has earned a devoted following for his circle-shaped newspaper comic strip, celebrating the wholesome American family by drawing inspiration from his real home life... but the Fun Family bears some dark secrets. As their idyllic world collapses and the kids are forced to pick up the pieces, can they escape the cycle of art imitating life imitating art? In his debut graphic novel, Benjamin Frisch presents a surreal deconstruction of childhood, adulthood, and good old American obsession. -- a full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 240 pages, 6.5” x 9.25”
Benjamin Frisch was born in Williamsburg Virginia and has lived intermittently in Savannah Georgia (where he earned an MFA from The Savannah College of Art and Design), Washington DC, Chicago Illinois, Austin Texas and Angoulême France. Currently New York-based, he is a freelance producer and artist, the producer of Slate's Culture Gabfest, and has contributed work to NPR, Wonkette.com, Love + Radio, KCRW, and more. His first graphic novel The Fun Family was released in 2016.
Email: ben at benjaminfrisch.me