Gorgeous by Cathy G. JohnsonGorgeous by Cathy G. Johnson

Gorgeous

byCathy G. Johnson

Paperback | May 20, 2016

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Sophie has tried to stay out of trouble, but tonight trouble has found her. On a lonely stretch of highway under a star-studded sky, she meets anarchist punks in a crack-up of metal and emotion that proves sometimes the freedom of youth causes damage along the way.Cathy G. Johnsonis an artist in Providence, Rhode Island. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She was awarded the Small Press Expo 2014 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Her inspiration is drawn from community and critical theory. Sophie has tried to stay out of trouble, but tonight trouble has found her. On a lonely stretch of highway under a star-studded sky, she meets anarchist punks in a crack-up of metal and emotion that proves sometimes the freedom of youth causes damage along the way.Cathy G. Johnsonis an artist in Providence, Rhode Island. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She was awarded the Small Press Expo 2014 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Her inspiration is drawn from community and critical theory.
Cathy G. Johnson is an artist in Providence, RI. She grew up in Minnesota and graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2011. She was awarded the Small Press Expo 2014 Ignatz Award for Promising New Talent. Her inspiration is drawn from community and critical theory.
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Title:GorgeousFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9 × 6.5 × 0.17 inPublished:May 20, 2016Publisher:Koyama PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927668271

ISBN - 13:9781927668276

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One ofSlate's 10 Favourite ComicsFull of understated narrative twists and turns, it's a great short story by an exciting artist who keeps getting better and better." - Dan Kois,Slate"Johnson's art and storytelling leave a lot unsaid, forcing readers to puzzle out what characters might be feeling, but making them compelling enough that we want to do so." - Matt Brady,Warren Peace Sings the Blues!"Johnson's ability to introduce larger tensions like race, class, and gender within her comics is so compelling, and has the subtlety and sophistication of a Shonda Rhimes teleplay." - Monica Johnson,The Rumpus"Gorgeous is a brief piece from Johnson, but it packs a huge emotional punch." - John Seven,The Comics Beat"Johnson is part of a new generation of cartoonists that eschews technical polish to produce quicker, spontaneous works. These capture a sense of realism and emotion through rough-hewn pencils, and the artists aren't afraid to show erasure marks or unfinished lines." - Rich Barrett,mental_floss"Gorgeous marks a significant exploration in blending (and crashing) the internal and poetic with the outward and destructive." - Katie Skelly,The Comics Journal"Rendered with delicate, hazy pencil work, the book's visuals have a rawness that intensifies the emotions of Johnson's script, and her attention to nuanced character expressions is especially important for this small, intimate tale." - Oliver Sava,A.V. Club"Johnson has consistently been making some of the most beautiful and affecting comics, especially when it comes to comics that explore identity, gender and sexuality." - Mey,Autostraddle"Johnson has a masterful grasp of visual storytelling, registering pivotal moments more in gestures, glances, and visual motifs than outright exposition or action." - Sarah Hunter,The Booklist Reader"Johnson's storytelling is a little bit Southern Gothic with some Nabokov thrown in - incredibly rich and literate, but also understanding the textures required in visual storytelling that seems sadly lost on too many filmmakers." - John Seven,Vermicious"Johnson's lines are soft: smudges and shadows obscuring and lending weight." - Zainab Akhtar,A.V. Club"