How Loathsome

How Loathsome

by Tristan Crane, Tristan Crane, Ted Naifeh, Ted Naifeh
     
 

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The new series by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin! Do the town with gender outlaw Catherine Gore and her disreputable friends. It�s Friday night and Catherine is dragged to an S&M play party to see what passes for sex these days. There, the beautiful, enigmatic fem fatale Chloe takes Catherine by surprise. Chloe is a girl with a

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The new series by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin! Do the town with gender outlaw Catherine Gore and her disreputable friends. It�s Friday night and Catherine is dragged to an S&M play party to see what passes for sex these days. There, the beautiful, enigmatic fem fatale Chloe takes Catherine by surprise. Chloe is a girl with a secret. Catherine is intrigued, and the two form a tight bond. But is it love, or desperate obsession? Part Queer as Folk, part Trainspotting, this deeply personal, sexually bizarre, drug-addled adventure is a gothic exploration of the not-so obvious nature of gender. Collects the 4 issue mini-series.

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Publishers Weekly - Publishers Weekly
An androgynous figure, wearing nothing but black PVC pants, dominates this book's cover. It's an appropriate introduction to a story that explores gender experimentation. At an s&m party, Catherine meets Chloe, a "tall and immaculate" transvestite. The narration is entertainingly self-loathing, as when Catherine tells readers, "I wondered how to put her at ease, how not to come off as the person I was." With Chloe, Catherine sees herself as part of a pair of "outcast aliens... beautiful monsters." The four stories in this book explore various aspects of San Francisco's queer, transgendered subculture as the characters drift in and out of a world of drugs and broken romances. The spare, angular style of Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin) makes the characters look inhumanly glamorous, capturing the cast as the freaks they not only think themselves to be, but pride themselves on being. But Crane's sympathetic script puts this defiance in the context of the universal search for love and self-acceptance. Deep black and sepia pages alternate with gray-toned fairy horror stories, flashbacks and dream sequences to provide insight into a world of fetishes and addictions, appearance and identity. Like the best stories, these put readers inside the head of someone they might otherwise never know. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561633876
Publisher:
N B M Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
Not Appropriate For Children
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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