This graphic novel is made up of two very different stories. The first is about a man that has created a topiary/staccato line of art work that he calls hortisculpture. The story follows him as he pursues what he feels is art, but the rest of the world finds ugly. It is also a tale of being a husband and father. The second story was my favorite of the two. It is called Amber Sweet and it is about a college student that finds she is being mistaken for the star of an adult website. It looks at how this affects her schooling, career, and relationships. It also has the catharsis of her meeting the actual Amber Sweet.
A lot of readers don’t give the independents a shot. So, I am saying go out and pick this one up. It is good. While the artwork is in a unique style it isn’t bad, but the characters feel like real people. Let me know what you think.