Special Exits chronicles the final four years in the lives of Lars and Rachel, an elderly couple whiling away their remaining time in their small South Los Angeles home.
Clear-eyed and compassionate, profoundly moving yet unsentimental, Special Exits is one of the first graphic novels to tackle head-on the subject of one’s parents’ decline and death.
I have always loved reading about the lives and sentiments of old people. I love the films made about them, about old age and their lives when surrounded by someone or no one, about people who feel old on the outside and not so old on the inside. Mostly I love how I identify with the sense of coming full circle, again and again, as if I fear my own youth and want to hurry decay. Old age can be liberating, as it can free. Free from the unknown – do you look forward to it?