Ted Naifeh & Tristan Crane
The new series by the artist of Gloom Cookie and Courtney Crumrin! Do the town with gender outlaw Catherine Gore and her disreputable friends. Its Friday night and Catherine is dragged to an S&M play party to see what passes for sex these days. There, the beautiful, enigmatic fem fatale Chloe takes Catherine by surprise. Chloe is a girl with a secret. Catherine is intrigued, and the two form a tight bond. But is it love, or desperate obsession? Part Queer as Folk, part Trainspotting, this deeply personal, sexually bizarre, drug-addled adventure is a gothic exploration of the not-so obvious nature of gender. Collects the 4 issue mini-series.
Advocate Magazine's top ten Graphic Novel of the Year
A triumph! -Greg McElhatton, IComics.com
Thought provoking genius
-Comic Word News
...so refreshingly different and startlingly humane that it put other so-called mature audiences comics to shame.
"It's a sensuous hall of mirrors where everything is gorgeous, a nightly sheen of glossy blacks and textured grays, until you peer closer. The book's vivid look and tone-flat wording drives the point home." -New York Press
"I was impressed by how well this book put me inside the heads of people I would otherwise never know. It raises fascinating questions of identity and belonging."
-Johanna Draper Carlson, ComicsWorthReading.com
"The writing is pitch-perfect in its combination of callow dissent and lost-soul sentimentality, and the black, white, and tan artwork is stylish in a David Bowie-ish way."
"4 Tonys out of 5. An engaging graphic novel. The culture shock of walking in Catherine's world would probably do me in, but, despite that distance between us, she was, in Crane's capable hands, someone whose woes and joys were of concern to me."
-Tony Isabella, Comics Buyer's Guide
"Its smart writing and stylish graphics move fluidly between grit and transcendence. Defying the conventions of "positive" gay literature for something much less correct and therefore more interesting, "How Loathsome" echoes the drug-influenced, hallucinatory work of William S. Burroughs. Both Burroughs and Crane and Naifeh give readers of any sexual variety the excitement of grungy, x-rated kicks while leaving them to ponder larger things like the nature of sexual attraction and self-identity."
-Andrew Arnold, Time.comix
"Brilliant! A beautiful, compelling graphic novel." -The Adovocate
ADVOCATE MAGAZINE'S TOP TEN GRAPHIC NOVEL OF THE YEAR
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