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Published by Sparkplug Comics
32p, b&w, 7.5"x10.25"
Revolving around a hippy parent coming-of-age ceremony for her brother, Tessa's Passage is a dense and lush autobiography about understanding and releasing shame. Her storybook-style illustrations hit a Maurice Sendak/ Lucy Butler level of ornamentation and detail perfect for crafting a portrait of her family's Bay Area microcosm. Her ability to be totally punch-line hilarious, as often on display in her series In the Tall Grass, is totally toned down here and it brings a certain subtlety and import to a story with a below-the-surface wit, like Lynda Barry on her serious days. Rilly Great, sad, funny, nuanced and important comic. -EF