The cover of Karl Christian Krumpholz's "An Introduction to Alcohol."

(Courtesy Karl Christian Krumpholz)

Sitting at a bar several years ago, Karl Christian Krumpholz got the call he had been expecting for a while -- his father was dead.

That's how the Denver comic artist opens his autobiographical comic "An Introduction to Alcohol." In it, Krumpholz explores the complex relationship he had with his alcoholic father, as well as his own experiences with alcohol. 

Krumpholz is also the author and illustrator of the Westword series "The Denver Bootleg," an illustrated history of Denver music venues and bars. And he has a weekly web series called "30 Miles of Crazy!

View excerpted pages from the comic:

(Courtesy Karl Christian Krumpholz)

(Courtesy Karl Christian Krumpholz)

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