“Last night I finished one of the greatest graphic novels I've ever read...and trust me, I've read quite a few. This book is Plastic Farm: Sewing Seeds on Fertile Soil by Rafer Roberts.
The beauty of Plastic Farm is that it follows the classic stories within a story format that goes way back to, at the very least, Canterbury Tales days. Chester Carter, the protagonist, is trapped in an airport bar during a blizzard, telling his life story to some strangers. So, along with getting the disturbing details of Chester's life (abandoned at birth, raised in a school run by religious zealots, bullied by his peers, etc.) we have stories of, at first, seemingly unrelated characters that are endlessly entertaining as well.
Before I do a horrible job of talking this wonderful book up, let me just say this: imagine a movie made by David Lynch, Quentin Tarantino and David Fincher! Now you have something close to the quality of this book.
It's deep, psychological, philosophical stuff that examines the nature of reality and the human ability to create our own reality and live (mentally) within it. For example, Chester is often controlled by a character named the Kamikaze Kid (a cowboy who rides a dinosaur and can create things out of thin air) who apparently exists only in Chester's mind. Oh, and Chester also talks to a 4-eyed rat who others can't see.
The author, Mr. Rafer Roberts, self-publishes, which boggles my mind. Material of this quality deserves to make him a multi-millionaire. So, do yourself a favor & pick up a copy: http://www.plasticfarm.com”