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Author Spector, Shira, author, illustrator.

Title Red rock baby candy / Shira Spector.

Publication Info. Seattle, Washington : Fantagraphics Books, 2021.
©2021

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC SPECTOR    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  741.5973 SPECTOR    DUE 12-18-21
 Portland Public Library - Adult Department  GRAPHIC BIOG SPECTOR, SHIRA    Check Shelf
Edition First Fantagraphics Books edition.
Description 213 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Summary Self-described as "an infertile, high-femme, low income, non-biological Jewish mom, dyke drama queen, and ectopic pregnancy survivor," the author tells her story in this formally innovative graphic memoir.
"Shira Spector literally paints a vivid portrait of the most eventful 10 years of her life, encompassing her tenacious struggle to get pregnant, the emotional turmoil of her father's cancer diagnosis and eventual death, and her recollections of past relationships with her parents and her partner. Set in a kaleidoscope of Montreal and Toronto, Red Rock Baby Candy unfolds as one of the most formally inventive comics in the history of the medium. It begins in subtle, tonal shades of black ink, introduces color slowly over the next 50 pages until it explodes into a glorious full color palette. The irreverent characters begin to bloom and to live life fully, resurrecting the dead in order to map the geography among infertility, sexuality, choice, and mortality. The drawing is visceral, symbolic, and naturalistic. The visual storytelling eschews traditional comics panels in favor of a series of unique page compositions that convey both a stream of consciousness and the tactile reality of life, both the subjective impressions of the author at each moment of her life and the objective series of events that shape her narrative. It is the most formally revolutionary visual storytelling since Emil Ferris's My Favorite Thing is Monsters. Full-color illustrations throughout."--Amazon.
Subject Spector, Shira -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbians -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Miscarriage -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Grief -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Loss (Psychology) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Parent and child -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Toronto (Ont.) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Montréal (Québec) -- Biography -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Miscarriage. (OCoLC)fst01023605
Loss (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst01002621
Grief. (OCoLC)fst00947883
Lesbians. (OCoLC)fst00996540
Parent and child. (OCoLC)fst01053308
Ontario -- Toronto. (OCoLC)fst01205798
Québec -- Montréal. (OCoLC)fst01210434
Genre/Form Nonfiction comics. (OCoLC)fst01921721
Lesbian comics. (OCoLC)fst02000485
Autobiographical comics. (OCoLC)fst01921583
Comics (Graphic works) (OCoLC)fst01921613
Graphic novels. (OCoLC)fst01726630
Autobiographical comics.
Lesbian comics.
Nonfiction comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
ISBN 9781683964049 (hardcover)
1683964047 (hardcover)
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