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I've just recently jumped onto the Tillie Walden wagon and I don't plan on getting off anytime soon. I'm glad I started with this book while entering her world because I feel as though I got to peek into her mind for a bit and her other works make more sense because of it. The way her brilliance with words mixes with her breathtaking illustrations makes it almost impossible to put this book down. The creativity it took to make her vision come to life brought me to another world. She even adds in short comic strips from fooling around in her teenage years, to contests and competitions, magazine and newspaper entries, and practice pieces and projects from her time at CCS (a college for art and design). With a total of 22 sections (including an amazing gallery), this collection must have meant so much to her to make, which in turn, means so much to the readers she's sharing it with. — Ashley Newberg
Tillie Walden's complex, lyrical stories about queer love, fantasy, coming-of-age, and cats are now available in this collection.
In 'The End of Summer, ' Lars is battling illness and boredom in a secluded castle at the start of an endless winter with a giant cat to keep him company and fraying family bonds to test his strength. In 'I Love This Part, ' two small-town girls kill time and try to muddle through school when an unexpected romance blooms. And the surreal 'A City Inside' recounts one woman's life from childhood on, in a poetic tale about coming-of-age when you think you're past all that.
This graphic novel also includes never-before collected early sketches, webcomics, including the short comic 'What It's Like To Be Gay In An All-Girls Middle School, ' which shot Tillie to fame on both sides of the Atlant.