Sumo wrestlers rarely command the spotlight unless it’s some comic relief shit. So, it makes for a refreshing storyline for a graphic novel.
Like a string of haiku, Sumo captures moments in time, remarking on the power that comes from their transience. Thien Pham’s slim volume concerns itself with the wounded heart of Scott, shattered after the exciting promise of an NFL career gets scuttled by an injury. Adrift in his hometown and freshly dumped by his high school sweetheart, Scott decides to move to Japan and try to find a new life there.
My dude said ‘like a string of haiku’ lol. Anyway, seems like a good read and the art’s on point. If you’re like me and always wanted to know more about the Sumo lifestyle, check it out here.