Key Selling Points: • Celebrates the relationship of a young adult with their aging grandparents and the unique role grandparents can play in one's life • Exploring resonant themes of adolescence • Offers a view into the author's childhood fears • The artwork and story are bursting with originality • Artwork is unique and yet vaguely reminiscent of the great illustrator, Quentin Blake • The quirky British-isms are delightfully explained in a fully illustrated glossary • Explores adolescence with frankness but also with tenderness • Fascinating real-life story with loads of detail • Author's family life is depicted as quirky but very real • The death of the author's grandmothers is poignant and tenderly handled • The book includes elements of the author's left-leaning political activism The Competition: • Graphic novel memoirs for young adults like Passing for Human by Liana Finck and Tomboy by Liz Prince have gotten a lot of attention. This one is unique in its art style and the focus on the author's relationship with her grandmothers. It will also be fun for readers to glimpse the life of a young adult growing up in England. News Tie-in/Current Relevance: • The U.K. is in the news a lot because of the political issues surrounding Brexit. • The book includes descriptions of the author participating in acts of political resistance. Notable Author/Illustrator: • Danny illustrated Junkyard Jack and the Horse that Talked and Tilly and the Time Machine, both by Adrian Edmondson • Her narrative art has appeared in many anthologies and exhibitions in the U.K. including The Strumpet, Dirty Rotten Comix, The Inking Women and Broken Frontier Yearbook • The author sings in the ska band The Meow Meows which has music videos on YouTube. • The author lives in London, UK.
Shame Pudding A Graphic Memoir
Paperback (04 Jun 2020)
Includes delivery to the United States
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