(W/A/CA) R. O. Blechman. In the 1950s, R.O. Blechman created the proto graphic novel, The Juggler of Our Lady and now, more than half a century later, comes his second graphic novel, Amadeo & Maladeo. The tale of two half brothers, one of whom plays violin for royalty, while the other plays for pennys on the street. Both must face the vagaries of fame as their stories intertwine. Drawn in Blechmans patented wavy line style, Amadeo & Maladeo is a story made powerful and moving by its gentle, fable-like telling..