It's been awhile since we heard from Sophie Yanow in comic book form, so it's nice to know she's still making new work. What Is a Glacier? links heartbreak with glacier melt, climate change with personal change; making links that might at first seem counter-intuitive, but upon reflection can be seen as linked by a shared anxiety at the impending unknown of our implacable future.
Widely acclaimed in European comics circles, the work of Dominique Goblet, a francophone native of Brussels, at long last receives an English language translation by Sophie Yanow in this beautifully produced New York Review Comics edition of Pretending Is Lying. Produced over a period of roughly a decade, the artwork is highly expressive, deeply personal and embodies a variety of techniques and materials that indicate the passage of time, shifts in perspective and consequent changes in approach. Pretending Is Lying is a work that you not just simply read, but experience.
Check out its NYRC page for six preview pages and more.