A review by sizrobe
How to Make a Monster: Ugly Memories of Chicago from a South Side Escapee by Casanova Frankenstein, Glenn Pearce


Despite this graphic autobiography's title, there are no monsters in this book. Well, maybe the bullies. It's a coming of age story about being a bullied black nerd. I felt for him. Him being both black and a nerd meant the harassment that always comes with being different was piled on top of the accusation that he was "acting white." The book ends right after he tries playing hooky a few times and discovers punk rock, which if you ask me would have been the part where the story gets interesting.

I liked the art, but it could have used an editor. I noticed a handful of spelling errors and some questionable word choices.