Once an animator at Disney Studios, Nicolas Keramidas now makes a living as a cartoonist in Grenoble. He’s married to a wonderful woman, Chloé, has two energetic sons, and plays soccer every Sunday with his pals. He was also born with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare combination of four heart defects that in 1973 made him one of the youngest children ever to undergo open-heart surgery. Forty-three years later, when his congenital condition stops him short during a soccer game, he’ll have to face surgery again, a saga he details in this moving, humorous, and above all, very human memoir.
“Keramidas is great at going with a theme. To illustrate a feeling, he’ll turn himself into a bird or a bowling pin, and in doing so the other characters will morph to match him, and he’ll keep this up for pages for pages at a time, sometimes returning to it.” The Comics Journal