Atticus Review is proud to present the first installment of Nathan Holic’s comic series adaptation of Fight for Your Long Day, the novel by Alex Kudera. We’ll be sharing a new episode each month and hope you’ll check in to watch as the series unfolds.
Artist’s Statement: I’ve worked in the university setting for more than a decade, first as a student doing part-time work in Student Government and orientation, and then as a graduate, working with a national fraternity and traveling to more than 40 different schools in 17 states. My experiences with the world of higher education and “student development” have influenced a number of my writing choices, and I’ve spent a great deal of time focusing on the weird business of undergraduate leadership development. But in the past several years, I’ve also gained a new perspective. Since 2005, I’ve been teaching undergraduate writing courses at the University of Central Florida, and I’ve seen and experienced first-hand the twisted employment system that Alex Kudera skewers so perfectly in Fight For Your Long Day. The character (and his co-workers, and his students) seems–all at once–cartoonish and highly realistic, the type of guy who can’t possibly exist, but also the type of guy who occupies the office directly next to yours, the perfect character for a gritty documentary, an SNL skit, or an ongoing comic series. I do hope that you have fun with this adaptation, and that you leave comments to let us know which moments from the novel you’d most like to see adapted.
Click on the images in the gallery for full-sized illustrations.
Its true that every pretty comic brings a lot of amusement. Just introduced that the comic of Fight For Your Long Day and Its including character seems–all at once–cartoonish and highly realistic. So I would ready to collect the comic and enjoy so long. Thanks for sharing 🙂