We gave it a B+
The jacket of Stop Forgetting to Remember notes that harried Manhattan cartoonist Walter Kurtz is Peter Kuper’s alter ego, making the disguise kinda pointless. Still, Kuper’s woodcut-style etchings — bold, thick black against pale white — are mesmerizing.
For Fans of…
Harvey Pekar; David Gates’ fiction.
Does It Deliver?
The tales of ”Kurtz” and his hand-to-mouth cartooning career, first parenthood, and 9/11 reactions aren’t original, but add up to deliver an emotional wallop.