Child Star is a fictional documentary-style graphic novel about how growing up in the spotlight robs young actors of a true childhood.
Child star Owen Eugene had it all: a hit sitcom on prime time, a Saturday morning cartoon, and a memoir on the bestseller list. The secret to his success was his talent for improvisation . . . and his small size. On screen he made the whole world laugh, but behind the scenes his life was falling apart. Hollywood ate him alive.
Inspired by real-life child stars, bestselling author Brian “Box” Brown created Owen Eugene, a composite character whose tragic life is an amalgam of 1980s pop culture.
First Second's #SketchSchool with Brian "Box" Brown for ANDRE THE GIANT and CHILD STAR
In First Second's #SketchSchool series, you'll see your favorite graphic novelists draw their characters right in front of your eyes! You can follow along and try to learn new skills, or just watch the magic happen. Stay tuned on Tuesdays for more videos! In this next installment, you'll watch Brian "Box" Brown draw two of his characters, Andre the Giant and Owen Eugene from his upcoming graphic novel, CHILD STAR. He used a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and a Micron 08 ink pen.Share This