Earthling by Aisha FranzEarthling by Aisha Franz

Earthling

byAisha FranzTranslated byHelge Dascher

Paperback | November 4, 2014

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A finely wrought account of aliens and alienation in the suburbsThe German cartoonist Aisha Franz's debut graphic novel details a few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother. Set in a soulless suburb populated by block after block of identical row houses bordered by empty fields and an industrial no-man's-land,&nbsp Earthling explores the loneliness of everyday life through these women's struggle to come to terms with what the world expects of them.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Earthling unveils a narrative rich with surrealist twists and turns, where the peas on the dinner plate and the ads on television can both literally and figuratively speak to the most private strife and deepest hopes in a person's life. As the sisters begin to come to terms with their sexuality, they are confronted by harsh realities and a world that has few escape routes for young women.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Drawn in deep gray pencil, the claustrophobia of Franz's crosshatching and smudging matches the tone of the book perfectly. Earthling is an atmospheric and haunting account of the inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood.
Aisha Franz was born in Fürth, Germany, and was named after an elephant on TV. She studied illustration at the School of Art and Design in Kassel and since graduating has worked as a freelance illustrator and cartoonist. She has published two graphic novels, which have been translated into Italian and French. Her work has been exh...
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Title:EarthlingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.86 × 6.05 × 0.74 inPublished:November 4, 2014Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770461663

ISBN - 13:9781770461666

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"[ Earthling is] a melancholy tale of exquisite sensitivity." - Les Inrocks "From her pencil drawings to her naive yet dry illustrations, each image she's whisked out of her brain is so funny and sweet at the same time it's enough to make you have a little cry." - It's Nice That