April 21, 2021

Never Enough Books Announces the Release of Chazan! Unfiltered

Posted by EAOlson

When a colleague suggested to Dr. Joseph A. Chazan that he pen a novel about his life, the rule-bending, risk-taking octogenarian not only accepted the challenge, but upped the ante by telling his story in a decidedly untraditional fashion. The result is Chazan! Unfiltered, the debut biographical graphic novel written by award-winning playwright Lenny Schwartz and illustrated by BIG NAZO Lab creator Erminio Pinque.

Chazan! Unfiltered follows the path of Rhode Island superhero and nephrologist Joseph A. Chazan, MD, as he pursues his two passions – art and medicine – and explores how the two collide. Dr. Chazan became a superhero to his patients when he tore through red tape to establish the first dialysis clinic in Rhode Island. When he needed an escape from work, he – with his cherished wife, Helene – raised eyebrows in the medical community when they turned to art, supporting countless previously unknown artists in the process and playing an instrumental role in establishing the beloved arts institution AS220.

In Chazan! Unfiltered, the doctor’s life is viewed through the lens of a conversation between grandfather and grandson. The two discuss professional accomplishments, friendship and art, life’s joys and heartbreaks, and how it all connects in a way that gives life meaning.

Each page of the book can be viewed as a piece of art. The arresting illustrations employ a variety of styles and techniques, with plenty of Easter eggs incorporated to delight eagle-eyed readers.

For more information, or to purchase the book, go to www.neverenoughbooksri.com 


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