Everywhere Antennas by Julie DelporteEverywhere Antennas by Julie Delporte

Everywhere Antennas

byJulie DelporteTranslated byHelge Dascher

Paperback | May 27, 2014

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A poetic novel that plumbs the depths of self-doubt and technological fatigueJulie Delporte's Everywhere Antennas is a deeply affecting, sparely constructed novel, equal parts Walden and The Bell Jar. Told in the first person, it offers diary-like entries from an anonymous narrator who is undergoing a nervous breakdown and struggling to hold together a failing relationship. In soft, flowing colored pencil, Delporte shows her narrator coming to terms with a rare and misunderstood sensitivity to the radiation emitted by the televisions, cell phones, and computers that permeate urban life. &nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp On each page a few words are paired with an image or two, conveying a moment or a thought simply but effectively. Over the course of the book, the anonymous narrator moves from place to place, looking for solutions to her melancholy in the countryside via isolation and in the city with friends, sometimes&nbspturning to&nbspmedication for answers. Throughout, her emotional and intellectual landscape receives as much attention as her physical surroundings.&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp&nbsp Everywhere Antennas is the portrait of a woman caught in the margins, struggling to balance the demands of technology and modern life with the need to find meaningful relationships and work. Roughly hewn figures, sketched in pencil crayon on brightly contrasting backgrounds, populate the pages of this flowing, emotive work. With Everywhere Antennas, Delporte proves herself a master craftswoman of heartbreakingly personal, beautifully literary graphic fiction.
Born in Saint-Malo, France, in 1983, Julie Delporte lives in Montreal, where she publishes books and zines. Journal, a collection of her journal comics, was published by Koyama Press in May 2013. In 2011-2012, she was a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont. She has published a French children's b...
Title:Everywhere AntennasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 7.75 × 5.94 × 0.52 inPublished:May 27, 2014Publisher:Drawn & QuarterlyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:177046154X

ISBN - 13:9781770461543

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Praise for Journal "Delporte is a talented artist and Journa l is a beautiful collection of words and images." - Cult MTL "At its very best moments , Journal becomes indistinguishable from poetry . . . and there are, as the reader will discover, many such moments." - Publishers Weekly