Miss Lasko-Gross has gained attention for her two autobiographical comics, Escape from Special and A Mess of Everything, but her new book will be more of a fable. Henni is the tale of a young girl named Henni who lives in a structured society where religion is the last word of the law. She goes off on her own to discover truth and adventure. The story is drawn in s style reminiscent of classic children’s books, contrasting carefree childhood with the struggle against dogma.
Lasko-Gross will be at SX this wekeend with an 8-page preview. In the meantime, here’s a look at some pages. Henni will be out in January 2015.
Z2 Comics, which is run by Josh Frankel, previously published Paul Pope’s Escapo and Dean Haspiel’s Fear my Dear.