Boundless (Paperback)

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Jillian Tamaki's first short story collection is eclectic, with a different art style for every story, unconventional panel structure, and plots ranging from fandom and obsession to the female body and self-care. I might go so far as to call Tamaki's style boundless. Each story satisfies, with a glance into the inner monologue of a woman who grows smaller each day until she disappears, the creator of a porn-sitcom, and the cult formed around a piece of music called SexCoven, just to name a few. The comics could be the work of multiple creators, but for Tamaki's signature combination of humor and empathy. -Emma

— From Summer Booknotes 2017



The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wry

Jenny becomes obsessed with a strange "mirror Facebook," which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society-or is it a cult?

Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one's culture, one's relationship, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.

About the Author

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Governor General's Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer was a New York Times bestseller that earned a Governor General's Award and a Caldecott honor. Tamaki's first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed bestseller and Eisner-winning, SuperMutant Magic Academy.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770462878
ISBN-10: 1770462872
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 248
Language: English