Award-winning cartoonist, comic book author, and comic book publisher Box Brown, known for Andre the Giant and Tetris, is here tonight with his newest, Is This Guy for Real? The Unbelievable Andy Kaufman (First Second). This is an insightful inquiry, in image and text of one of the most perplexing and enduring figures of popular culture in the U.S.’s late 20th century. Andy Kaufman created fairly unlikable personas, drew people into them even as many would be repulsed, sketches that were both verbal as well as physically acted out (he took up wrestling).
"Cartoonist Box Brown has a talent for crafting nonfiction comics that use visuals to illuminate and energize real-world events... [Is This Guy For Real?] is a thorough character study that doesn’t shy away from macro topics, giving readers a comprehensive look at Kaufman’s rise to fame." —The AV Club, from their "10 Most Anticipated Comics of 2018.”