The Sylvia Chronicles is sub-titled, "30 Years of Graphic Misbehavior from Reagan to Obama." Yes, she's been around awhile (as this book was published one year into Obama's administration, it would be just shy of "40 years," if reissued now). Nicole Hollander was a pioneer of feminist sensiblities in the syndicated newspaper comics strip, preceding – and influencing – both Lynda Barry and Alison Bechdel with her observational wit and cutting satire. This volume is organized by theme, and makes the perfect introduction to this great strip.
Introduction by Jules Feiffer
A hybrid prose/graphic/comics memoir of growing up in Chicago in a bygone era unencumbered by dates (but we'd say that it's roughly twenty years prior to Emil Ferris's recently fictionalized Chicago childhood), We Ate Wonder Bread will transport readers back to their own childhoods, when parents were larger than life, adults were mysteries, the world was filled with wonder, and each day held a new surprise.
Introduction by Alison Bechdel!