In the full color pages of Inappropriate, her latest hardcover collection from Uncivilized Books, Gabrielle Bell delves into the porous borderland between fact and fantasy, a land populated by daydreams, conjectures, anxieties, obsessions, recollections, ruminations, self-doubts, self-incriminations and much more, all clearly communicated in her ever more confidently created comics. And then there is the collection's standout piece, "The original, true, biographical version of Little Red Riding Hood," which sets the tale in an ahistorical New York City. Inappropriate is Bell's best collection to date. Here, she has broken through to a more free-flowing expression of her inner world to create a series of highly engaging comics works, each as intriguing as it is entertaining. Bell's wry, implicitly self-deprecating wit infuses all the stories here with her own special brand of humor. Inappropriate is a sparkling collection that feels like an inflection point in her development as an artist. Don't miss it.
Bonus Fun Fact: Features John Porcellino!