Title:Adulthood is a Myth – A “Sarah’s Scribbles” Collection Written and Illustrated by: Sarah Andersen Published by: Andrews McMeel Year: 2016
Adulthood is a Myth is a beautiful collection of comic stips by Sarah Andersen following the life of a young, introversive woman with a deep love for books and her warm, cosy bed. Not autobiographical at all… 😉
Today I want to share my love for a very inspiring person, feminist, extremely talented singer, artist, and author, Amanda Palmer.
I first saw her at a concert of her former band The Dresden Dolls, when I was a teenager. I lost track of her until I found out that she is married to the equally wonderful and talented Neil Gaiman who some of you may know as the author of American Gods and the Sandman comic books, for example. My love for Amanda Palmer was rekindled. I started to listen to her solo music, read her poems and follow her on Twitter. There’s a wonderful App which allows you to read her blog, listen to her music, and get in touch with her. Make sure to check it out.
Amanda Palmer’s book The Art of Asking was published in 2015. The idea originated in Palmer’s TED talk which is really worth watching. You will surely learn a thing or two. You can watch the talk here.
If you’re interested in her work, and found her speech as inspiring as I did, go and buy her book to learn more.
Title:The Story of My Tits Written and Illustrated by: Jennifer Hayden Publisher: Top Shelf Year: 2015
In The Story of My Tits Jennifer Hayden takes the reader on a journey through the complicated and sometimes painful coming-of-age story of a young girl, the women in her life, and their battle with cancer. This graphic novel is based on Hayden’s life and her experiences with growing up, love, sex, but also illness and death.
Title:The Invisible Lesbian Written by: Océanerosemarie Art by: Sandrine Revel Translated by: Edward Gauvin Publisher: Delcourt Year: 2013 (French)/2015 (English)
This French graphic novel by Océane Rose Marie (Océanerosemarie is her pen name) was originally published by Delcourt in 2013 and is now available in English through Comixology. The story revolves around Océanerosemarie who considers herself an “invisible lesbian” and her journey from childhood to adulthood. As a reader, we follow the problems and insecurities that come with growing up as a lesbian.