Aden Rolfe » Blue / Giramondo and Top Shelf / Editor / 2012
The debut graphic novel by Pat Grant, Blue follows three spotty teenagers who skip school to go surfing and end up investigating a dead body on the train line. It’s about provincial values and immigration, as the teenagers encounter strange, blue-skinned foreigners that have arrived in their little beach town. Blue has been described by Dylan Horrocks as “an extraordinary piece of cartooning... a thoughtful, intelligent, delicately nuanced contribution to Australia’s ongoing debate with itself”. Aden proofread the comic for publication, and edited the essay that accompanies the final work. Blue is available through Top Shelf in the US and Giramondo in Australia. Blue was launched by Aden at Readings Carlton, Thursday 29 March 2012.