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Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

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Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

$27.95

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THE CARTOONIST OF THIS ONE SUMMER AND SUPERMUTANT MAGIC ACADEMY EXPLORES THE VIRTUAL AND IRL WORLD OF CONTEMPORARY WOMEN VIA A LENS BOTH SURREAL AND WRY

Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society–or is it a cult? 

Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.

PRAISE FOR BOUNDLESS

Jillian Tamaki boldly emerges as a new titan of the comics medium... The whole endeavor feels like Adrian Tomine meets Jorge Luis Borges, while also feeling like nothing we’ve seen before.

Vulture

In Boundless, the modern world is timeless... Tamaki's existential wistfulness lifts text messages and memes into the realm of archetype.

In addition to serving as a showcase for her lush, expressive art, this collection highlights Tamaki’s.... incisive examinations of nostalgia, consumption, process, notions of self and, of course, the internet.

The Guardian, The 20 comics to watch out for in 2017

 

A profoundly honest, bittersweet picture of human nature, made all the more haunting by her enchanting artwork.

Booklist, Starred Review

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