Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir is the debut graphic novel by Liz Montague. Montague began contributing cartoons to the New Yorker in 2019 at the age of 22, and in the intervening years has done work for the US Open, Google, Food Network, and the Joe Biden presidential campaign. She is also behind the series Liz at Large, which ran in Washington City Paper.

While Maybe An Artist will be available beginning October 18th, 2022, you can get your first look inside the graphic novel right here, today at The Beat!

Maybe An Artist

Here’s the description of Maybe An Artist from the publisher:

“A heartfelt and funny graphic novel memoir from one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker, when she was just 22 years old.

“When Liz Montague was a senior in college, she wrote to the New Yorker, asking them why they didn’t publish more inclusive comics. The New Yorker wrote back asking if she could recommend any. She responded: yes, me.

“Those initial cartoons in the New Yorker led to this memoir of Liz’s youth, from the age of five through college–how she navigated life in her predominantly white New Jersey town, overcame severe dyslexia through art, and found the confidence to pursue her passion. Funny and poignant, Liz captures the age-old adolescent questions of “who am I?” and “what do I want to be?” with pitch-perfect clarity and insight.

“This brilliant, laugh-out-loud graphic memoir offers a fresh perspective on life and social issues and proves that you don’t need to be a dead white man to find success in art.”

Available in October

Maybe An Artist is scheduled to be available at your local bookstore and/or public library beginning on October 18th. Will you be picking up a copy when it arrives? What do you think of the preview included below this article?

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