Malaka Gharib tells The Beat about the inspiration behind her graphic memoir.
One of the things I like best about Liana Finck is her ability to not only be the only thing like her in comics but to communicate that fact clearly and with charm. Seldom are her cartoons transcriptions of actions — this happened then this happened then this happened — but rather the live unpacking […]
You & a Bike & a Road is an amiable documentation of the kindness of strangers and the general amiability of most people you encounter has cartoonist Eleanor Davis riding a bicycle that her dad made for her from Tucson to her home in Georgia. It’s a reaction to recent bouts of depression, the logic being […]
This mesmerizing and beautifully weird memoir has novelist Evie Wyld going over her childhood years through the lens of extreme, irrational fear, tracing its beginnings and following how it defined so much of her, only to eventually add philosophical depth to her universal view. Wyld’s fear? Sharks. Big ones. Big ones that will kill you and […]
“It was mostly about seeing her reflection. I guess maybe love and grief are very similar because you’re very open to experience. At least they are for me.”
In Meags Fitzgerald’s previous book, Photobooth: A Biography, which documented just about anything you ever wondered about photo booths, she went far beyond her central subject, wrapping in segments of autobiography, making it a work about a wider swathe that her more intimate moments exist within. For Long Red Hair she does the exact opposite, focusing […]
By Cal Cleary Özge Samanci is a multi-media artist, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, and a talented cartoonist who has had exhibitions of her work hosted all over the world. Her first graphic memoir, Dare to Disappoint, is out now from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. It follows Samanci’s coming of age in Turkey. From a […]