Title: 100 Months
Author: John Hicklenton
Page Count/Review Word Count: 164
100 Months is probably the most bad-ass graphic novel that I own, a book that was described as “beautiful and powerful” by Neil Gaiman, a man who has beautiful and powerful down to a tee. John Hicklenton, the author of this piece of work, went on to take his own life at the Dignitas clinic in Zurich.
This book, then, is effectively his own foreshadowing of the 100 months leading up to his death, a story told through metaphor and allegory and a haunting array of black and white pictures that you won’t want to look at for too long, in case you recognise the truth in them.
If you’re a lover of the darker side of the human psyche and imagination, then this is the book for you – beautifully written, beautifully drawn and beautifully haunting. An excellent and lasting memorial to a man who’s sadly no longer with us.