Sky in Stereo Vol. 2
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DescriptionMardou returns with the second volume of her critically acclaimed graphic novel, Sky in Stereo. In Volume 2, 17-year-old Iris's LSD journey has ended behind the locked doors of a psychiatric ward. As she tries to make sense of hospital life and fellow patients, Iris is forced to confront her self while defiantly trying to find meaning and regain her freedom. With her usual visual flourish, Mardou takes the reader on a maze-like journey into the inner world of mental illness in this powerful and trippy coming-of-age story.
August 27, 2019
6.4 X 0.5 X 8.3 inches | 0.55 pounds
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About the Author
Mardou was born and raised in Manchester, England in 1975. After gaining her BA in English Literature she started making mini-comics, mostly stories about women trying to figure life out. She has made comics for web, print and film and now lives in St Louis, Missouri with her husband, the cartoonist Ted May, and their daughter.
Praise for Sky in Stereo Vol 1: "One of the Outstanding Comics of 2015." -- Village Voice "Shortlist for the 2015 Cartoonist Studio Prize for Best Comic of the Year" - Slate.com "It looks, with eyes wide open, at the teenagers who are awkwardly - and sometimes, due to the increasing availability of heroin, dangerously - coming of age in Manchester's thumping music scene." -- Katie Haegele, The Believer "It's a coming-of-age tale if there ever was one." -- Frank Santoro, The Comics Journal "It feels personal, and intimate in a way that belies its status as fiction." -- Tim O'Neil, Onion AV Club "Mardou's black-and-white line drawings are expressive, focusing primarily on the interactions between characters but also capturing moments of solitude in a spare but effective way." -- Eva Volin, Booklist "If the biggest problem with a book is the fact that I didn't like that it ended, I'd call that a success." -- Kevin Bramer, Optical Sloth "Mardou pens a compelling story . . ." -- Lady Collective "The tale is broad in its thematic scope, covering everything from religion to drug use to teenage relationships and the search for one's place in the world." -- Joshua K. Connelly, Riverfront Times "Mardou does a wonderful job of capturing the aimlessness of this in-between age, as well as its unexpected joys." -- Publishers Weekly "Mardou's narration is wonderful. She paces the story quite well making every page feel intimate and personal." -- Dustin Cabeal, Comic Bastards "By the end of this volume, Sky in Stereo shifts into something unmoored and unpredictable, imperceptibly tracing the path by which Iris's inquisitive and skeptical nature slips into simply becoming adrift" -- Sean Rogers, The Globe and Mail