Books by Fred Van Lente

THE CON ARTIST by Fred Van Lente
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 10, 2018

"Despite his signature fast pace and multifaceted, visually striking characters, Van Lente (Ten Dead Comedians, 2017) merges mystery and comics culture with mixed results and perhaps too many subplots. Tom Fowler's accompanying illustrations are accomplished, but the book format doesn't display them to best advantage."
A roving comic-book artist loses his mentor, his nemesis, and his hope for a love life over the course of one Comic-Con, which threatens the loss of his freedom as well. Read full book review >
GEORGE WASHINGTON by Fred Van Lente
CHILDREN'S
Released: Feb. 6, 2018

"A light, comical approach to biography and history that makes it more palatable for those who find more traditional approaches hard to swallow. (maps, timeline, glossary, bibliography) (Graphic biography. 8-12)"
From the creators of Action Philosophers comics comes this first in a series of graphic biographies about American presidents beginning, appropriately, with George Washington. Read full book review >
TEN DEAD COMEDIANS by Fred Van Lente
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 11, 2017

"Van Lente, a comic-book writer publishing his first mystery, focuses more closely on the big picture than its components. Even so, his plot requires so many moving parts that readers may feel he should have included a Cast of Characters, like all those Agatha Christie paperbacks he's emulating."
In an homage to And Then There Were None, a group of comedians is picked off one by one as they try to out-personality one another. Read full book review >