My Brain Hurts by Lee BaillieMy Brain Hurts by Lee Baillie

My Brain Hurts

byLee Baillie

Paperback | November 11, 2007

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A group of teenage queer punks get in perpetual trouble with the police when they aren't flirting over loud music or postering their high school with flyers to allow same sex couples at prom. It's like they were your actual high school peers - pissing off the administration and taking care of each other when they get beat up by skinheads. Lee Baillie has a real talent for dialogue, characters, storytelling, and capturing New York - especially those moments that we all live, awkwardly making out, pulling pranks, and drinking beer. This graphic novel collects the first five (out of 10) issues of the comicMy Brain Hurts.
Lee Baillie is a cartoonist, illustrator, and the author of the comic seriesFreewheel. Their work has been included in several anthologies, includingThe Fall of Autumn, MAULED!, andOther Magazine. They live in Brooklyn, New York.
Title:My Brain HurtsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.5 × 6.25 × 0.68 inPublished:November 11, 2007Publisher:Microcosm PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1934620033

ISBN - 13:9781934620038

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Editorial Reviews

"For all of the artistic emphasis that accompanies counter-cultural scenes, you’d think a subculture like the world of contemporary punk would have a lot more quality to show for itself. Sure, there have been some great works to emerge from the scene, many in the form of photocopied black and white zines, but when folks echo that long-uttered sentiment that punk is dead, it’s tough not to just nod your head and move on. What once was a vibrant scene generating great works of art has largely been reduced to watered-down whines of boring teen angst and recycled mall punk. This collection of Liz Baillie’s mini-comic, My Brain Hurts, manages to invoke some of the best moments of her “ziney” forebearers, following the stories of young punks in NYC. There are moments that boarder on melodrama, to be sure, but Baillie’s work manages to effectively tap into the ups and downs that are standard issue for the teenage world."  —New York Press