Halfdan Pisket graphic novel debut, the highly acclaimed Cockroach Trilogy (2014-2016) has been applauded by the press and awarded numerous prizes.
“My father’s story is similar to so many others, who travel away in an attempt to put the past behind them, but who eventually fall apart in the new country.” The Cockroach Trilogy is about the life of Pisket’s father, an Armenian immigrant escaping oppression and trying to make himself a new home in Denmark. It is a story about not belonging anywhere and about losing everything. The trilogy is heavy awarded and sold for publication in The Netherlands (SubQ), France (Présque Lune), Sweden (Kartago) and Mexico (La Cifra editorial). Recently the French edition of the last volume of the trilogy won Série de la Prix Angoulême in France.
See him at SPX in the White Oak Room on Saturday, September 14th at 3:00 pm in a panel titled “Image, Activism, and Autobiography.”