Scheherazade: Comics about Love, Treachery, Mothers, and Monsters

Megan Kelso

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.

status Copy #1 (7967): in
genre Literature and Fiction » Anthology
publisher Soft Skull Press
publish date 2004
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