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Make Me a Woman by Vanessa Davis
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Oct 04, 10

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Read in October, 2010

This may be my favorite book of the year. In fact, yes, I do believe it is. Vanessa's comics are intimate, intelligent, humorous and even educational (if you're like me and don't know a lot about Jewish customs). Her illustrations are casual but absolutely perfect, and each page is jam-packed with so much eye candy that, even though I was tempted to just tear through this book, I forced myself to pore through it delicately, savoring each panel. And the comics, although they came from disparate origins, fit perfectly together. Even though this is a collection of short stories, or even bon mots you might say, at the end of the book I felt as if I'd gone on a little adventure. And to top things off, the print job was beautiful--such vivid colors, and the book's weight and paper just felt good in my hand. Can I rave more about this book? I don't think I can, but I'm kind of infatuated with it right now so I'm just going to go with it.
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Robert Totally looking forward to this one. I have it in a stack of new books of comics To Be Read: Part 2 of Carol Tyler's magnum opus, Carrie McNinch's latest zine, and Best American Comics 2010. My eyes are rolling in the back of my head in anticipatory delight. If Make Me a Woman is even half as good as Spaniel Rage, it'll be fantastic. XO


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