The Only Child by Guojing

The Only Child - Guojing

Wow. Just... wow! I love everything about this book. I love the art and the story and the message. I just... I don't even know what to say about it!


Guojing grew up as an only child and because of her feelings of loneliness, she created a stunning wordless book depicting such loneliness and the imagination that comes from that place. Her artwork is incredible! There's this one spread with the child and the stag hugging that just melts my heart! I love the whimsical nature of this story. You can feel the raw emotions Guojing put into this story that is very much what she went through as a child. That even though you may be alone, even though you feel lonely, there is always someone there for you... whether you realize it or not.


I find this to be a stunning graphic novel and I think that if you ever felt lonely, if you ever thought of the magical, the whimsical, if you ever had your imagination as your friend, then you should definitely read this book. It's incredible.