Gilbert Hernandez’s first original graphic novel from Fantagraphics tells the story about a little orphan girl who lives in the slum of slums. Nobody knows who she is or where she’s from, but her fellow shantytown inhabitants collectively look over her. The three-act story follows our heroine as she is adopted by a decent man who raises her well, and she eventually marries a kind, well-to-do man, only to discover that she can’t relate to the good life and the comforts it provides. CHANCE IN HELL further establishes Gilbert Hernandez as one of the greatest cartoonists of our age.
Black and white.