Debuting in the early Spring Katja Klengel’s upcoming graphic novel will be published as part of BOOM! Studios’ Archaia much acclaimed Archaia imprint. We have a whopping 12-page preview of the book below at BF today.
Discover a Brand New Graphic Novel from the Acclaimed Cartoonist Katja Klengel in March 2021
BOOM! Studios today revealed a first look at the original graphic novel GIRLSPLAINING: A (Sorta) MEMOIR, by cartoonist Katja Klengel, tackling the subjects that have shaped her life: from body shaming to the exploration of her sexuality, and from the representation of women in the media to the social pressure on women who don’t have children, available in March 2021.
Why do we fear the word “vulva” so much? Do we really have to be ashamed of our body hair? Why do gender roles in children’s toys seem to be stuck in the ‘50s? With a healthy sense of humor, an open heart, and unsparing candor, Klengel looks back on her childhood through the lens of the popular culture that shaped her identity and examines what being a woman today means to her (and really, a whole lot of us!).
GIRLSPLAINING: A (Sorta) MEMOIR is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning Archaia imprint, home to inspiring graphic novels such as Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Ryan North, and Albert Monteys; The Sacrifice of Darkness by Roxane Gay, Tracy Lynne Oliver, and Rebecca Kirby; Big Black: Stand at Attica by Frank “Big Black” Smith, Jared Reinmuth, and Améziane, We Served the People by Emei Burell, The Realist by Asaf Hanuka, Girl on Film by Cecil Castellucci and Vicky Leta, Melissa Duffy, V. Gagnon & Jon Berg, New World by David Jesus Vignolli, About Betty’s Boob by Vero Cazot and Julie Rocheleau, and Waves by Ingrid Chabbert and Carole Maurel.
Print copies of GIRLSPLAINING: A (Sorta) MEMOIR, for Mature Readers, will be available for sale on March 3, 2021 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one), on March 9, 2021 at bookstores, and at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.