50 Comics Positives For 2014: Roz Chast Was A National Book Award Finalist In Non-Fiction
Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? from iconic modern New Yorker contributor Roz Chast was as well-regarded and well-liked as any comics work that came out in 2014. Enough members of the traditional book publishing world agreed it made it to the finalist level for non-fiction at the National Book Awards. It was the first comics work to get to that point of honor within that category. One great thing about that works is that it's come out with some others over the last few years -- such as Joyce Farmer's Special Exits and Lucy Knisley's brand-new Displacement to recognize aging family members as having its own set of unique, heart-breaking decisions and hardships.