Monk!: Thelonious, Pannonica, and the Friendship Behind a Musical Revolution


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6.2 X 1.3 X 8.6 inches | 1.85 pounds

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About the Author

Youssef Daoudi is a comic artist and illustrator living in France. He worked as an art director for multinational advertising firms for fifteen years before committing himself to writing and drawing graphic novels, including Monk!. He is an avid traveler, and New York is one of the most inspiring cities he's ever visited.


A Boston Globe Best Books of 2018

"Daoudi's palate for the book is tightly contained, which gives the art and the story a chance to shine... It's a must-read title for people who love jazz, and a wonderful experience even for readers who couldn't name a single jazz musician off the top of their heads. --Paste

"The panel layout forces readers to stay focused, and the artwork is beautiful, with colors that are somehow at once vibrant and muted... A thorough and superb biography, for most nonfiction collections." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Daoudi weaves conversations, memories, and dreamlike sequences together using a variety of panel sizes, perspectives, and visual shorthand to create a lively and exciting biography that is as dynamic and complex as its subjects. Captivating graphic nonfiction." --Booklist, starred review

"Each expertly illustrated story panel captures the energy and eccentricity fueling Monk's creativity...This exceptional memoir will leave readers feeling they've experienced a brilliant performance."--Publishers Weekly, starred review