This year at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival, Koyama Press will release Gorgeous, a 64 page story by Cathy G. Johnson.  In 2014, Johnson won the 2014 Ignatz Award for promising new talent, and she’s firing on all cylinders in her latest story about a young girl who meets some less than savory anarchist punks and learns that youth isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  Gorgeous is no quiet slice-of-life.  It’s a rip-roaring highway adventure!  Check out The Comics Beat’s exclusive preview of the book below.

ISBN: 978-1-927668-27-6
6 x 9, 64 pages, b&w, trade paper
May 2016

Ideologies and cars collide when a minor accident brings a pair of punks and a college student tumultuously together.

Sophie has tried to stay out of trouble, but tonight trouble has found her. On a lonely stretch of highway under a star-studded sky, she meets anarchist punks in a crack-up of metal and emotion that proves sometimes the freedom of youth causes damage along the way.

CATHY G. JOHNSON is an artist in Providence, RI. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She was awarded the Small Press Expo 2014 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Her inspiration is drawn from community and critical theory.

“Johnson has consistently been making some of the most beautiful and affecting comics, especially when it comes to comics that explore identity, gender and sexuality.” — Mey, Autostraddle

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