EXIT WOUNDS, SHORTCOMINGS on The Oklahoman’s top ten list

2007's Top 10 graphic novels present wide array of characters

The Oklahoman    |    Matthew Price    |    January 4, 2008

Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan (Drawn and Quarterly)

Israeli cab driver Koby Franco is drawn into a mystery when his father's ex-girlfriend Nuni contacts him. She wants to search for Koby's father, who she says may have been killed in a terrorist attack. Koby's search for his father becomes a search for himself, as Motan examines modern Israel in this graphic novel.

Shortcomings by Adrian Tomine (Drawn and Quarterly)

Ben Tanaka is an abrasive San Francisco theater owner who obsesses over white girls; this doesn't help his relationship with his Asian-American activist girlfriend Miko. An interesting look at race and sex through the lens of an intimate graphic novel.

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