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Queen of the Black Black by Megan Kelso
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Nov 12, 2011

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bookshelves: adult, biographical, feminist, graphic-memoir, graphicnovel, short-stories, psychological
Read in November, 2011

I liked this a lot more than Artichoke Tales. Unsurprisingly, the collection is uneven, and I tended to enjoy the realistic stories featuring young adults the most. But maybe that's just where I am right now. I don't always find Kelso's drawing style aesthetically pleasing, and her early stuff feels especially crowded and hard to follow. But I LOVED the spread where a young woman rips her own heart out - totally frameable - layout, everything. And I loved the stories of sexual exploration. It's an especially interesting read immediately after finishing Paying For It which relates sexual experiences from an intentionally dry point of view. This is emotional, throbbing, and yearning, and pleading all at once. And fun too.
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