A finely wrought account of aliens and alienation in the suburb
The German cartoonist Aisha Franz’s debut graphic novel details a
few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother.
'set in a soulless suburb populated by block after block of identical
row houses bordered by empty fields and an industrial no-man’s-land,
Earthling explores the loneliness of everyday life through
these women’s struggle to come to terms with what the world expects
of them. Earthling unveils a narrative rich with
surrealist twists and turns, where the peas on the dinner plate and
the ads on television can both literally and figuratively speak to the
most private strife and deepest hopes in a person’s life. As the
sisters begin to come to terms with their sexuality, they are
confronted by harsh realities and a world that has few escape routes
for young women.
Drawn in deep gray pencil, the claustrophobia of Franz’s
crosshatching and smudging matches the tone of the book perfectly.
Earthling is an atmospheric and haunting account of the
inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood.
Text in English
Taal / Language : English
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