Jan Hoek
Mental Superpowers


18,5 × 26 cm, 88 p, ills colour / b&w, paperback
ISBN 9789490800956
design: Nora Halpern


edition of 1000
September 2018

€25 €15
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Lady GaGa, Diane Arbus, Vincent van Gogh, Kurt Cobain – the list of geniuses with mental health issues is long and well known. But how do the two relate to one another? Or, to rephrase the question, can a mental illness also be seen as a superpower? To answer this question Jan Hoek spent three months living in a psychiatric hospital in Brooklyn, collaborating with the hospital’s clients and other unique individuals he met in New York. This comic book, Mental Superpowers, is the result.