The Melancholic Young Lincoln
The debut graphic novel from Noah Van Sciver follows the twentysomething Abraham Lincoln as he loses everything, long before he became one of America's most beloved presidents. Lincoln is a rising Whig in the state's legislature as he arrives in Springfield, IL to practice law. But as time passes and uncertainty creeps in, young Lincoln is forced to battle a dark cloud of depression brought on by a chain of defeats and failures culminating into a nervous breakdown that threatens his life and sanity. This cloud of dark depression Lincoln calls The Hypo.