December 1st, 2008

2010 reviews THE ALCOHOLIC

"The Alcoholic," by Jonathan Ames and Dean Haspiel (Vertigo, $19.99). Jonathan Ames has made a comic persona out of being the man too soused -- and too curious -- to get his life together or just put his pants on straight. This gouging graphic memoir, illustrated by Dean Haspiel, tells the story of a destabilizing disease that has continually banged him into the gutter: his alcoholism.