Energy, ferocity, and a dazzling variety of drawing styles unite and light up the pages of this new anthology, which uses the yarn-spinning skills of Queen Scheherazade as inspiration for unraveling its own stories. Showcasing the work of 23 of the most interesting female graphic novelists working today, both well-loved veterans and new and emerging artists, this collection appeals to devotees of both comics and graphic novels, not to mention those enjoying the third wave of feminism. Contributors include Jennifer Daydreamer, Ellen Forney, Lark Pien, Ariel Shrag, Kelley Seda, and Sara Varon. Framing the book at both ends and threading in between each tale is a story by Ariel Bordeaux, creator of the comics Deep Girl and No Love Lost. The cover is by riot girl Nikki McClure, known for scratching her graphics with an Exacto knife. Not since Twisted Sisters: A Collection of Bad Girl Art has there been an anthology with more female velocity.
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Scheherazade: Comics About Love, Treachery, Mothers, and Monsters based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lots of great little comics from womens and a preface that kathleen hanna seems to have written without her glasses, in 10 minutes, completely high. i was irritated when the stories were cut short, but that's probably what they meant to do, considering when they did i went online and bought the comic books that the stories were excerpted from.
An enjoyable anthology of premier and emerging women graphic artists by Soft Skull Press. Including a cute intro essay by Kathleen Hanna, and I look the work of Vanessa Davis, Gabrielle Bell, Amy Lockhart, Sophie McMilan, and esp. Allison Cole.