Monday, February 8
Truth Is Fragmentary - Gabrielle Bell (2014)
"... An anomaly to both of these observations, cartoonist Gabrielle Bell’s gift makes both forms not only palatable but frequently delightful. Bell’s new compilation from Uncivilized Books, Truth Is Fragmentary, focuses on her travels to Sweden, France, Switzerland, Norway and Colombia, plus three Julys of daily diaries and a few other autobiographical works. The graphic novel’s cover, showing the cartoonist stressed-out in an airport waiting area, isn’t a great indication of the content within. That’s not to say Bell isn’t neurotic or fully open about her stressors and anxieties, but the book and its protagonist don’t come off as perpetually whiny. ..."
The Comics Journal
amazon: Truth is Fragmentary: Travelogues & Diaries
2011 September: Gabrielle Bell, 2012 August: The Voyeurs