This well (and cleverly) prodcuded package from Rina Ayuyang's Yam Books, collects all eight self-published issues of theis iconoclastic recontextualizing of media which provides readers with a unique comics-enabled vision of psychological contortions wrought within a media saturated mind. A bit of background at: http://blogflumer.blogspot.com/2007/12/ticket-stub.html Out of stock (temporarily, we hope; please check back)
The second issue in this captivating series about navigating the mixed-up years of late adolescence as they segue into early adulthood has arrived. As we have written previously, Mardou has the rare gift of making pen and ink people come alive on the page. Her stories turn the pockets of days inside out and dig through the detritus to search for their emotional content, which she then arranges, just so. Knowing just which moments to share, and when and where to place them in the narrative, her deceptively simple and straightforward representations capture key moments on the page, connecting them with the readers' own reality through shared actions and environments. This 48 page issue can be considered the "title track" of the series, revealing the sky in stereo for all to see and, in imagination, hear, in a trick of sound and vision made possible through the magic of comics.