Escape from the Great American Novel by Drew Lerman follows best friends, Roy and Dav, as they find themselves on opposite sides of a battle between apocalyptic oil barons and bomb-chucking anarchists. But Dav just wants to write the Great American Novel, while Roy wonders what the big deal is—after all, their world is only another fiction.
This second volume of Lerman’s Snake Creek strips features a self-contained narrative drawn between August 2019 and August 2021. Using improvisational cartooning techniques, Drew crafts a complex story, panel by panel, strip by strip, packed with puns and o’erflowing with literary references. The result is a cohesive graphic novel that irreverently tackles climate collapse, late-stage capitalism, and the plight of the modern author.
Escape from the Great American Novel is Radiator Comics’ sixth publishing project.