By Declan Shalvey, Philip Barrett, and Jordie Belaire
A beautifully rendered comic capturing Limerick humour, absurdity and dark side.
Thanks Cathal O’Rourke
Vincent by Dutch artist and writer Barbara Stok is a 144 page graphic novel that seeks to shed light (via a series of letters between the artist and his brother Theo), on Van Gogh’s brief but intense years in the south of France.
Vincent dreams of setting up an artists’ house in Arles for himself and his friends. However, his attacks of mental illness confuse and disorient him, culminating in the notorious incident with his ear and leaving his dreams shattered.