Martin Ernstsen
But Who Are You?

A gripping graphic novel about Alzheimer's.

A grown-up son's travel to visit his father, who has been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s decease and put in a care facility, also turns into a journey through memories from his childhood, youth and, eventually, adulthood.

In a shared, associative world of imagination, the son tries to understand and reconcile with his father as well as his past.

Martin Ernstsen's last graphic novel was the award-winning adaptation of Knut Hamsun’s Hunger. Now he’s back with a deeply personal story about his father and Alzheimer’s decease.

Martin Ernstsen

Martin Ernstsen
Julia Pike

Martin Ernstsen (b.1982) has a bachelor degree in illustration from the UK, and a master degree in Storytelling from Konstfack University in Stockholm, Sweden. He made his debut in 2007, and has since then produced several comic albums and books, amongst them the thriller Fugløya (2009) and the panoramic animal fable Kodok’s Run (2011). Some of his books have been translated to other languages, such as Swedish, Polish, Finnish and Danish, and his book "Eremitt" won an award for the year’s most beautiful comic book in Norway in 2012. Along with his own comic publications, he has also contributed to several comics anthologies internationally, and he has self-published a number of comics fanzines. He is also working as a children's book author and illustrator. He currently lives and works in Oslo.

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Edited December 08, 2023 by Gyldendal Agency