Girl Town

Girl Town Review

Multi-award-winning cartoonist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) finds powerful truths in fantasy worlds. Her stunning solo debut collection celebrates the ascent of a rising star in comics.

Diana got hurt—a lot—and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone—and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.

Carolyn Nowak's Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories "Radishes" and "Diana's Electric Tongue" together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work.

Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak's girls shine with life and longing. Their stories—depicted with remarkable charm and insight—capture the spirit of our time.

Title:Girl Town
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was just a little too weird for my tastes 😕 womp. ...

  • David Schaafsma

    A collection of mini-comics from Ann Arbor cartoonist Carolyn Nowak, and from the title yu might guess that it is woman-centric, women of all shapes, sizes, and colors. She’s trying a variety of thi...

  • Ian

    I don't read a lot of sequential art fiction, maybe a half dozen a year. Honestly, I want to be blown away but I'm usually left feeling a little disappointed. Not so here. Girl Town is brillant!I have...

  • Rod Brown

    Nowak is a talent to watch, even if this book was a little disappointing for me. Though there were many interesting moments and characters, the short stories collected here didn't feel complete or sat...

  • Sharon

    If I could give this six stars I would. I love Carolyn Nowak’s comics so much. ...

  • Andrew

    In addition to the usual blurbs from critics and fellow cartoonists, the inside cover of this book features praise from short story master Kelly Link. Once you read the comics here, you'll understand ...

  • Jae

    I didnt realized this was a collection of mini comics, but they’re all good, all weird, and all do that short story thing I like where they hint at a deeper back story but don’t reveal too much an...

  • Rachel Macklin

    Some of the stories felt unfinished, and some were definitely stronger than others. However, I really liked the vibe of this anthology. ...

  • Kayleighhokis

    2.5. Missed opportunity in my opinion. Art was cool but stories were vitriolic and often times essentially pointless... lots of various representation in the art depictions though, hence the round up....

  • Mya Alexice

    Carolyn Nowak creates FANTASTIC work. This is a collection of her mini comics that come together to make you love, love, love every minute. It celebrates women of all shapes, sizes, and colors. It's h...