Lucky

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Drawn & Quarterly Books, Nov 28, 2006 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 112 pages
47 Reviews
A wry daily comics journal of urban ennui
 Gabrielle Bell fascinatingly documents the mundane details of her below-minimum-wage, twentysomething existence in Brooklyn, New York, with a subtle humor. Her simple, unadorned drawing style, heavy narration, and biting wit chronicle transient roommates who communicate only through Post-it notes; aspiring artists who sublet tiny rooms in leaky, greasy broken-down border-house loft apartments crawling with bugs, cats, and bad art. Bell tackles a string of  forgettable, unrelated jobs—including nude modeling, artist’s assistant, art teacher, and jewelry maker—that only serve to bolster her despair, boredom, and discomfort in her own skin.Bell’s self-scrutiny leads her to dream sequences that allow her to rise above her banal actuality and hyperawareness. She fantasizes about her vision of a perfect world as she becomes the accomplished artist and world traveler she longs to be. Bell’s daily comics allow her to escape the harsh, judgmental gaze of the world and the monotony of daily life. Her unpolished art speaks to a desire to record all the messy details while the pain and confusion are still fresh.
Coming of age amid the zine revolution, cartoonist Gabrielle Bell has been creating her comics to much acclaim, even winning an Ignatz Award for the self-published serialization of Lucky.

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User Review  - Sandy - Goodreads

I would have given this 5 starts but for the use of the R word (r*tarded). Very disappointing hate speech in an otherwise sensitive and fun book. Read full review

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Love the intimate detail of events. Read full review

Contents

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Section 2
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About the author (2006)

Born in London and raised in California, GABRIELLE BELL lives in Brooklyn. She regularly contributes to anthologies, most recently the Drawn & Quarterly Showcase Book 4.

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