Fractures, Book 1 by Aaron Wolfgang Crowe
In 2015 A Wolfgang Crowe was the target of a violent homophobic attack while working in his father’s shop. Inspired by that event, his four-part series, Fractures, tells the story of the physical, psychological and legal struggles that continue after cuts heal and bruises fade.
Following in the graphic medicine tradition of Lighter Than My Shadow (Katie Green) and Stitches (David Small), Fractures draws on past trauma to create a brave, visually inventive and incisive work that highlights the vulnerability and strength within us all.
A Wolfgang Crowe has an MA in Illustration from the University of Plymouth. He was joint runner-up in the Observer/Cape/Comica graphic short story prize 2021 for his comic Andrew. A previous project, Danger Man, was shortlisted for the World Illustration Awards 2021 in the New Talent Alternative Publishing Category. He lives in the south-west of the UK, and his work reflects graphic medicine, memoir and reportage journalism.