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Girl Town

Girl Town

by Carolyn Nowak

ISBN 978-1-60309-438-2 - Diamond: JUN18-0750

$19.99 (US)

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“These stories… illuminate something profoundly familiar and deeply resonant about women’s interactions, relationships, and ways of being in the world... Though her playful art, bright colors, and sly humor might make this seem light and breezy, there are poignant, surprising undercurrents here, and they are simply captivating.” Booklist (starred review)

"Spellbinding... Nowak plunges into the world of feminine friendships in earnest. The girls in this book are flawed, unique, and complex... Girl Town is a cerebral, spirited work of art." Foreword Reviews (starred review)

“Magical... [Girl Town] represents the emergence of a promising new comics talent.” Publishers Weekly

“Nowak’s comics always hook me from the first panel. It’s such a joy to be surprised, entertained, and touched by the sexy, sweet, fully-realized worlds she creates in each of her stories.” — Lisa Hanawalt, author of Coyote Doggirl

"I raise my glass, tip my hat, and set off a million dollars worth of fireworks to Carolyn Nowak's electric brain, electric fingers and eclectic, electric storytelling smarts. What a wise, sad, funny, exhilarating book!" — Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble and Magic for Beginners

Diana got hurt — a lot — and she’s decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one’s ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone... and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.

Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) uses fantasy worlds to explore profound truths. Her solo debut, Girl Town, collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories “Radishes” and “Diana’s Electric Tongue” together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology pieces, enhanced with stunning new colors and joined by brand-new work.

Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak’s girls shine with life and longing. Their stories — depicted with remarkable charm and insight — capture the spirit of our time. -- a 160-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with French flaps, 6.5" x 9”