In Stores Now: The Con Artists by Luke Healy ‘14

The Center for Cartoon Studies (CCS) alum Lukey Healy ‘14, released his third graphic novel, THE CON ARTISTS, on June 7 with Drawn and Quarterly. 

A note from his publisher: “Luke Healy’s playful, hilarious third graphic novel uses crisp lines and physical comedy to portray an uneasy friendship between two young men on the cusp of adulting. Snippets from Frank’s middling stand-up routines are punctuated by the subtle farce of Healy’s mise-en-scène and the lively, at times scathingly pointed, banter of old friends. The Con Artists is a stylish character study that asks the question of who fools who once everyone is off-camera.”


“It’s the little things that strike a chord in this funny, melancholy book about the curdling of a friendship between two single gay men.” – Rachel Cooke for The Guardian

“A mordantly funny cautionary tale, and an incisive look at the boundaries of self-presentation and self-preservation.” – Publisher’s Weekly 

Originally from Dublin, Ireland, and currently based in London, England, Luke’s adventurous and introspective work has appeared in The New Yorker, VICE, BBC, and The Nib

He received the Award of Excellence from the Museum of Comics and Cartoon Art, an Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Minicomic from Small Press Expo, and was on the Cartoonist Studio Prize shortlist. 

His book, AMERICANA, was selected by The Guardian as one of the best books of 2019. His first graphic novel, HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE NORTH, was his thesis project at CCS and was named a best book of 2016 by Publishers Weekly.

Pick up a copy of THE CON ARTISTS from your local bookstore!

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