Mary and Nel were known for being close. Throughout the year that the two of them zig-zagged the country as the rock duo "The Chairs," they never spent more than a day or two apart.
That is until Mary mysteriously appears in a new city, having given up her music, fame, and friends. She wants nothing more than to work her lousy job and be left alone, but the two people who just showed up on her doorstep are determined to make sure that won't happen.
“I love this book. No other comic I’ve read has captured the feelings and challenges of creativity and collaboration quite like it.”
"Matthew Bogart's The Chairs' Hiatus is uncluttered in its story, quiet in its telling, and lovely in the time it spends with you. It illustrates its human moments by enveloping us in the larger spaces we are surrounded by. I felt like I was using a telescope to read a comic taking gentle steps forward into something big and small at the same time."
2-time National Poetry Slam champion and author of The Feather Room
"The Chairs' Hiatus is a kind of comic I'd like to see more often - a small, human story about how people hurt each other without meaning to. Matthew Bogart's intelligent, graceful cartooning is a pleasure to read."
- Barry Deutsch
author of Hereville
"The Chairs' Hiatus is an intimate portrait of a musician who's lost both her music and herself, and the quiet journey back to understanding. Highly recommended."
- Maggie Stiefvater #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Shiver Trilogy and the Raven Cycle