From debut writer-artist Steve Turner comes a chronicle of love, death, and madness a lifetime in the making. Cuckoo, the story of a life spent on the margins both of society and of sanity, blends poetic elegance with tortured sexuality, surreal aesthetic with raw authenticity.
In the tradition of comics like Black Hole, Epileptic, and Maus, Cuckoo pries apart the conventions of realism to reveal a deeper reality just below the surface of everyday life. Visceral honesty and cerebral introspection in equal measure propel this one-of-a-kind story as it explores the biggest philosophical questions through the lens of its own author’s life.
Steve Turner lives on the border between insanity and imagination, and his inaugural published work is a free-associating self-portrait that reminds us that sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction, and other times, it might be hard to tell the difference. In a graphic memoir that is nothing short of a cathartic epic, Turner transcends the tropes of both science fiction and psychological horror. Cuckoo has arrived, and it’s here to take you on a journey through the terra incognita of an abnormal mind.