Cartoon Graveyard is a new collection of memories, dreams, and reflections on my father’s death. Pages alternate between memories of the period when Herb was still alive but passing back and forth between states of disorientation and fleeting lucidity, and my own alternating states dreaming and wakefulness in the wake of his passing. You can order a print copy or download the ebook here.
Hands Up, Herbie! follows artist and activist Herb Perr from a mob-linked Jewish family in Brighton Beach of the 40s and 50s, through the studios of Helen Frankenthaler and Mark Rothko, Reagan-era art activism, and a reckoning with the responsibilities of raising a family. In his debut graphic novel, Joey Perr tells his father’s story with sensitivity and warmth, bringing moments of deep struggle and bright comedy to life with equal panache.