Mark Hogancamp and Marwencol have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Psychology Today, Huffington Post, Denver Post, Oakland Tribune, Austin Chronicle, and dozens of other magazines and newspapers, making this a truly national story about the restorative effects of art.
No side of humanity is ignored, no detail too small.
Obsessive, unsettling, his work caught the art world's eye, was the subject of a 2010 documentary, and is now this fascinating, moving book. -Chronogram
This book, which interleaves striking reproductions of Hogancamp's art with his tragic story and the richly imagined narrative of his fictional town, is fascinating on many levels. While his history is compelling (the beating was prompted by his revelation of cross-dressing), his work is also art in its own right: painstakingly created (the models are rigorously aged for authenticity) and carefully composed pictures that, at a glance, might be mistaken for actual WWII scenes.. Truly remarkable. - Booklist starred review
With Nazi figurines, miniature G.I. heroes, and Barbie dolls, Hogancamp and his alter ego-a toy soldier named Hogie-have managed to transform the trauma of a violent attack into an ingeniously rendered alternate reality brimming with drama, romance, and adventure. -Wired.com