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The Man in the Painter’s Room

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After his release from the Saint-Paul asylum in 1890, Vincent Van Gogh wandered the French countryside before stumbling on the Auberge Ravoux, a quaint little inn in Auvers-sur-Oise.

Although still plagued by mental illness, he found some peace there among his adoptive family, painting over 75 works of art in just three months.

A 132-page color graphic novel by Jamison Odone, based on the first-hand account of Adeline Ravoux, the innkeeper’s daughter, with whom Vincent shared a special bond.

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18 reviews for The Man in the Painter's Room

  1. Holly Ramey

    Terrific novel about the troubled life of Van Gogh

    Terrific novel about the troubled life of van Gogh. Makes a wonderful addition to your personal library, coffee table, or studio! Odone’s vision helps you to understand the darkness and sadness van Gogh endured but also the peace and beauty which came from his artistic works. The colors and paper quality are also terrific- highly recommend.

  2. Anon

    Very entertaining and great artwork

    This is a really fun way to learn more about Vincent Van Gogh. The writing is entertaining and funny at times. The artwork is colorful, vibrant, and really fun to look at. The entire graphic novel has a very high quality feel to it. Very enjoyable read.

  3. Rochelle Cocke

    Starry night

    Imaginative, worthy graphic of its subject Vincent, whose art and life was uniquely his own. As a graphic novel fan, this is a fine example. The artwork is somewhat suggestive of Edward Gorey, and yet his own. The individual frames hold the reader’s interest and move the narration.

    2 people found this helpful

  4. Lori Hetteen

    Gorgeous, heartfelt, redemptive look at Vincent van Gogh’s last days

    I’m a long-time Vincent fan and have many books about the man. I’m so happy “The Man in the Painter’s Room” exists. It is beautiful, bittersweet, and causes me to see things (even things I believed I knew intimately) in a different light. It is just like Vincent, himself. Highly recommend.

  5. Christine

    Well done

    I really liked this story and the artist did a great job at pulling you into Van Gogh’s life and mindset with his illustrations. Definitely worth checking out!

  6. Rebecca Bradley

    Empathic storytelling and captivating art

    What an amazing book. My sons 9 and 14 enjoyed it as much as I did. The story is retold in a way that makes us relate to Van Gogh and his personal and emotional struggles in an immediate and thoughtful way. Such a lovely sad book.

    One person found this helpful

  7. ehp

    My review

    Interesting book. I love the pictures they are very vibrant and well done. The story also was interesting, I read the book in one night. Highly recommended reading to anyone whom likes these types of books and/or Van Gogh.

  8. Nav Vlog5 (ytube)

    A book we need today

    Beautiful book! And i am not just talking about the elegant drawings and color. The book has the kind but essential discussion of importance of mental health and what suicide is in the telling of Van Gogh’s life.

    One person found this helpful

  9. Michelle

    Sad, but also very soothing

    This comic was just what I needed at a time like this. Sweet and sympathetic with a simple art style that grows on you the longer you read. I appreciated that it didn’t demonize mental illness in any way; if anything, it humanized it. It also completely reignited my interest in Van Gogh as a person. I even ended up pulling one of my old posters of him out of storage. A great overall read that I would recommend to artists of any kind.

    One person found this helpful

  10. Alina

    Terrific read with beautiful illustrations

    A short and enjoyable read that explores the last few years of Vincent Van Gogh’s life. The distinctive art style, use of color, and bits of humor brought a lot of charm to the heartfelt account. Paper and printing quality was excellent as well!

  11. S. Karstetter

    Great read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the artwork and story in The Man in the Painter’s Room. The art was really well done and I learned some interesting facts about Vincent Van Gogh. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys Van Gogh’s background or artwork.

  12. Ira Goodman

    A masterpiece.

    Unlike Jamison Odone, I have yet to publish a book. So I appreciate all the hard work that he has put in his wonderful creation. You can’t go wrong with Van Gogh. Such a gut-wrenching story (even after 130 years). And to articulate that in a POV that only a fellow artist could envision, then what you have is a truly extraordinary book, in so many levels. I first saw a sample of Jamison’s prodigious samples in Instagram, and I was sold. I’m usually wary of view-now-receive-later promotions (with no guarantees), but I figured out that even if I didn’t receive the book, the payment would have helped Jamison in his artistic endeavors. (For the record, I did receive the book as promised.)

  13. D. Siller

    A Lovely and Heart-rending portrayal of the last few months of Van Gogh’s Life

    Capturing the last few months of Vincent Van Gogh’s life, “The Man in the Painter’s Room” by Jamison Odone is an affective and intimate recounting of that period through the eyes of the young Adeline Ravoux. After a prolonged stay in an asylum, Van Gogh found himself taking a room in an inn run by the Ravoux family. In this warm and familial environment, Vincent cultivates a special bond with the daughter Adeline. At the same time, his artistic productivity was tremendous, finishing dozens and dozens of paintings in three short months.Odone’s graphic novel tells this story in sparse prose, combined with excerpts of letters between Van Gogh and his brother, and artwork that convincingly captures the gaze of a young girl and likewise evokes the very particular style of the painter himself. Whether looking at full page scenes or picking out individual panels, there’s an energy and warmth to the art that draws the reader in. And the story, heartbreaking though it is (and though we know where it’s headed), is paced perfectly for readers to dive into the book and come out the other side in one sitting. A touching portrayal of both the artist and his work and his relationship with Adeline, I’d recommend this graphic novel for fans of the artist, but I’d also recommend it as a gift for the young aspiring artists and writers you may know.

    One person found this helpful

  14. Seth Guerra

    A must-read for art enthusiasts/students and comic fans alike!

    A very enjoyable read. This is a charming, and very accessible portrait of Van Gogh’s last few years. Very inspiring, with intimate moments of great depth and humor to boot. The art features Jamison’s distinctive, childlike figures surrounded by lots of line work and crosshatching. And the approach to color is inspired by the paintings of Van Gogh himself. five stars

  15. C. Falter

    Beautifully Illustrated!

    This is the most fun I’ve had reading about Vincent Van Gogh. The book is beautifully illustrated and well written. If you knew nothing of Van Gogh before reading The Man in the Painter’s Room you will not only have a keen insight into who he was as man but also have a new appreciation for his body of work. I loved it!

  16. G. L. Scott

    One of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in 2020

    I purchased this book while it was a Kickstarter product. I originally became familiar with the author from Instagram where he publishes shorter less ambitious cartoons. He has a dry sense of humor that I find addictive and just plain enjoyable.The drawings are well executed and way beyond the level of many similar books in their intricacy. Just looking at the pictures gives you a good sense of the cartoon with the words adding punch. While some of the jokes may be a little esoterica they are easily appreciated.I will definitely be watching for future publications by the author.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. MC

    “With Love, Adeline Ravoux & Jamison Odone”

    ❇When first reading the graphic novel “The Man in the Painter’s Room” by Jamison Odone it reminds of the film “Loving Vincent”. And ode to a man who was looked down upon by the people around him. But loved and admired by the people closest to him. When I read it a second time I noticed this was not just another ode to Vincent. This book brought him back to life. Jamison gave a voice to a man we know so little about and gave an idea of how Vincent Van Gogh would have thought and reacted during his time period.❇Art and book info:The book came in really good condition. The pages feel smooth and sturdy . They compliment the art work very well. On the topic of the art work, it flows like ” The Starry Night” painting. It always feel like its moving forward and never stagnant. It gives off the sense of seriousness and wonder that makes you want to see more.❇For an age rating: E for everyone. (Its history. History if for everyone no matter how difficult it may be to realize).

    2 people found this helpful

  18. Tina

    Unique Book

    I enjoy this book….and loved the illustrations as well.

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The Man in the Painter’s Room

(18 customer reviews)

After his release from the Saint-Paul asylum in 1890, Vincent Van Gogh wandered the French countryside before stumbling on the Auberge Ravoux, a quaint little inn in Auvers-sur-Oise.

Although still plagued by mental illness, he found some peace there among his adoptive family, painting over 75 works of art in just three months.

A 132-page color graphic novel by Jamison Odone, based on the first-hand account of Adeline Ravoux, the innkeeper’s daughter, with whom Vincent shared a special bond.

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18 reviews for The Man in the Painter's Room

  1. Holly Ramey

    Terrific novel about the troubled life of Van Gogh

    Terrific novel about the troubled life of van Gogh. Makes a wonderful addition to your personal library, coffee table, or studio! Odone’s vision helps you to understand the darkness and sadness van Gogh endured but also the peace and beauty which came from his artistic works. The colors and paper quality are also terrific- highly recommend.

  2. Anon

    Very entertaining and great artwork

    This is a really fun way to learn more about Vincent Van Gogh. The writing is entertaining and funny at times. The artwork is colorful, vibrant, and really fun to look at. The entire graphic novel has a very high quality feel to it. Very enjoyable read.

  3. Rochelle Cocke

    Starry night

    Imaginative, worthy graphic of its subject Vincent, whose art and life was uniquely his own. As a graphic novel fan, this is a fine example. The artwork is somewhat suggestive of Edward Gorey, and yet his own. The individual frames hold the reader’s interest and move the narration.

    2 people found this helpful

  4. Lori Hetteen

    Gorgeous, heartfelt, redemptive look at Vincent van Gogh’s last days

    I’m a long-time Vincent fan and have many books about the man. I’m so happy “The Man in the Painter’s Room” exists. It is beautiful, bittersweet, and causes me to see things (even things I believed I knew intimately) in a different light. It is just like Vincent, himself. Highly recommend.

  5. Christine

    Well done

    I really liked this story and the artist did a great job at pulling you into Van Gogh’s life and mindset with his illustrations. Definitely worth checking out!

  6. Rebecca Bradley

    Empathic storytelling and captivating art

    What an amazing book. My sons 9 and 14 enjoyed it as much as I did. The story is retold in a way that makes us relate to Van Gogh and his personal and emotional struggles in an immediate and thoughtful way. Such a lovely sad book.

    One person found this helpful

  7. ehp

    My review

    Interesting book. I love the pictures they are very vibrant and well done. The story also was interesting, I read the book in one night. Highly recommended reading to anyone whom likes these types of books and/or Van Gogh.

  8. Nav Vlog5 (ytube)

    A book we need today

    Beautiful book! And i am not just talking about the elegant drawings and color. The book has the kind but essential discussion of importance of mental health and what suicide is in the telling of Van Gogh’s life.

    One person found this helpful

  9. Michelle

    Sad, but also very soothing

    This comic was just what I needed at a time like this. Sweet and sympathetic with a simple art style that grows on you the longer you read. I appreciated that it didn’t demonize mental illness in any way; if anything, it humanized it. It also completely reignited my interest in Van Gogh as a person. I even ended up pulling one of my old posters of him out of storage. A great overall read that I would recommend to artists of any kind.

    One person found this helpful

  10. Alina

    Terrific read with beautiful illustrations

    A short and enjoyable read that explores the last few years of Vincent Van Gogh’s life. The distinctive art style, use of color, and bits of humor brought a lot of charm to the heartfelt account. Paper and printing quality was excellent as well!

  11. S. Karstetter

    Great read!

    I thoroughly enjoyed the artwork and story in The Man in the Painter’s Room. The art was really well done and I learned some interesting facts about Vincent Van Gogh. I would definitely recommend this to anyone that enjoys Van Gogh’s background or artwork.

  12. Ira Goodman

    A masterpiece.

    Unlike Jamison Odone, I have yet to publish a book. So I appreciate all the hard work that he has put in his wonderful creation. You can’t go wrong with Van Gogh. Such a gut-wrenching story (even after 130 years). And to articulate that in a POV that only a fellow artist could envision, then what you have is a truly extraordinary book, in so many levels. I first saw a sample of Jamison’s prodigious samples in Instagram, and I was sold. I’m usually wary of view-now-receive-later promotions (with no guarantees), but I figured out that even if I didn’t receive the book, the payment would have helped Jamison in his artistic endeavors. (For the record, I did receive the book as promised.)

  13. D. Siller

    A Lovely and Heart-rending portrayal of the last few months of Van Gogh’s Life

    Capturing the last few months of Vincent Van Gogh’s life, “The Man in the Painter’s Room” by Jamison Odone is an affective and intimate recounting of that period through the eyes of the young Adeline Ravoux. After a prolonged stay in an asylum, Van Gogh found himself taking a room in an inn run by the Ravoux family. In this warm and familial environment, Vincent cultivates a special bond with the daughter Adeline. At the same time, his artistic productivity was tremendous, finishing dozens and dozens of paintings in three short months.Odone’s graphic novel tells this story in sparse prose, combined with excerpts of letters between Van Gogh and his brother, and artwork that convincingly captures the gaze of a young girl and likewise evokes the very particular style of the painter himself. Whether looking at full page scenes or picking out individual panels, there’s an energy and warmth to the art that draws the reader in. And the story, heartbreaking though it is (and though we know where it’s headed), is paced perfectly for readers to dive into the book and come out the other side in one sitting. A touching portrayal of both the artist and his work and his relationship with Adeline, I’d recommend this graphic novel for fans of the artist, but I’d also recommend it as a gift for the young aspiring artists and writers you may know.

    One person found this helpful

  14. Seth Guerra

    A must-read for art enthusiasts/students and comic fans alike!

    A very enjoyable read. This is a charming, and very accessible portrait of Van Gogh’s last few years. Very inspiring, with intimate moments of great depth and humor to boot. The art features Jamison’s distinctive, childlike figures surrounded by lots of line work and crosshatching. And the approach to color is inspired by the paintings of Van Gogh himself. five stars

  15. C. Falter

    Beautifully Illustrated!

    This is the most fun I’ve had reading about Vincent Van Gogh. The book is beautifully illustrated and well written. If you knew nothing of Van Gogh before reading The Man in the Painter’s Room you will not only have a keen insight into who he was as man but also have a new appreciation for his body of work. I loved it!

  16. G. L. Scott

    One of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in 2020

    I purchased this book while it was a Kickstarter product. I originally became familiar with the author from Instagram where he publishes shorter less ambitious cartoons. He has a dry sense of humor that I find addictive and just plain enjoyable.The drawings are well executed and way beyond the level of many similar books in their intricacy. Just looking at the pictures gives you a good sense of the cartoon with the words adding punch. While some of the jokes may be a little esoterica they are easily appreciated.I will definitely be watching for future publications by the author.

    2 people found this helpful

  17. MC

    “With Love, Adeline Ravoux & Jamison Odone”

    ❇When first reading the graphic novel “The Man in the Painter’s Room” by Jamison Odone it reminds of the film “Loving Vincent”. And ode to a man who was looked down upon by the people around him. But loved and admired by the people closest to him. When I read it a second time I noticed this was not just another ode to Vincent. This book brought him back to life. Jamison gave a voice to a man we know so little about and gave an idea of how Vincent Van Gogh would have thought and reacted during his time period.❇Art and book info:The book came in really good condition. The pages feel smooth and sturdy . They compliment the art work very well. On the topic of the art work, it flows like ” The Starry Night” painting. It always feel like its moving forward and never stagnant. It gives off the sense of seriousness and wonder that makes you want to see more.❇For an age rating: E for everyone. (Its history. History if for everyone no matter how difficult it may be to realize).

    2 people found this helpful

  18. Tina

    Unique Book

    I enjoy this book….and loved the illustrations as well.

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