Somnambulance by Fiona SmythSomnambulance by Fiona Smyth


byFiona Smyth

Paperback | June 8, 2018

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A comics collection by Canadian cartoonist, painter, and illustrator Fiona Smyth. Over thirty years of comics that feature Fiona's world of sexy ladies, precocious girls, and vindictive goddesses is revealed in all its feminist glory. This is recommended reading for sleepwalkers on a female planet.
Fiona Smyth is a Toronto based painter, educator, illustrator, and cartoonist. Her feminist artwork has exhibited internationally. Fiona collaborated with writer and sex educator Cory Silverberg on the kids' series What Makes A Baby in 2013, and Sex Is A Funny Word in 2015, published by Seven Stories Press.
Title:SomnambulanceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.95 inPublished:June 8, 2018Publisher:Koyama PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1927668549

ISBN - 13:9781927668542

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Editorial Reviews

Each overstuffed, vibrating, oversexed panel seems to freeze and burrow into the page or into your skull, distracting you from the next image, which, in turn, distracts you from the next, and the next. These are comics in which the panels don't so much work together as lovingly fight for dominance." - Noah Berlatsky, The Comics Journal "This generous collection offers new readers and her fans the case for her inclusion in the feminist art comics canon." - Publishers Weekly starred review "Though equally explicit and often far more bizarre, they are infused with delight rather than shame. Unlike Gloeckner, Smyth documents pleasure, not exploitation." - Chris Gavaler, PopMatters "These are feminist comics, for sure. There's love, sexuality, gender and style on every page in images that draw you back, again and again. The images and stories are often challenging, but that's part of why they're great art." - Mike Donachie, The Toronto Star " Somnabulance, is more than a simple omnibus collection, it's an important piece of comics history that, one hopes, will introduce its author/subject to a wider audience than she has ever enjoyed in the past." - Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse "Based out of Toronto this kaleidoscope black and white collection of shorts, oddities and err... short oddities... certainly made sure I knew what she was all about by the time I completed it." - JR, Page 45 Praise for What Makes a Baby "Smyth's cartoons recall the work of Todd Parr, with a bright crayon-box palette. Silverberg's writing is informative yet sufficiently general to let adults tailor the accompanying conversations as needed. A useful springboard for conversations about childbirth, no matter the family." - Publisher's Weekly Praise for Sex is a Funny Word " Sex is a Funny Word is nothing short of revolutionary. Cory Silverberg and Fiona Smyth's newest book is brilliant in its approach to giving caregivers and educators the tools they need to talk to kids about their bodies... . Though representation of many bodies shouldn't be revolutionary, most of our media - children's books included - showcases white, thin bodies in ways that are often ableist, sexist, homophobic, and trans-exclusive. In this way (and many others), Silverberg and Smyth's contribution to the dialogue is revolutionary: finally young people have a way to see all bodies (including their own body) represented. Yes." - Kristin Russo in Buzzfeed "