Heads or Tails

Lilli Carré

A stunningly designed and packaged collection of some of the most poetic and confident short fiction being produced in comics today. These stories, created over a period of five years, touch on ideas of flip sides, choices, and extreme ambivalence.

The comics collected in Heads or Tails display a virtuosic breadth of visual styles and color palettes, each in perfect service to the story; they range from experimental one-pagers to masterpieces like “The Thing About Madeline” (featured in The Best American Comics 2008), to novellas like “The Carnival” (featured in David Sedaris’ and Dave Eggers’ 2010 Best American Nonrequired Reading). Carré’s elegant stories read like the gothic family narratives of Flannery O’Connor or Carson McCullers. Poetic rhythms—a coin flip, a circling Ferris wheel—are punctuated by elements of melancholic fantasy, and are pushed forward by character-driven, naturalistic dialogue. Full color

status Copy #1 (7870): in
genre Literature and Fiction » General Literature
publisher Fantagraphics
publish date January 4, 2015
popularity checked out 2 time(s)

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