This is Monica, one ordinary woman’s extraordinary journey through the history of comics and graphic novels – from the creator of Ghost World
‘The rare cartoonist whose graphic novels become cultural events’
NEW YORK MAGAZINE
A dazzling, spectacular tapestry of interconnected narratives that together tell a life story, Monica is the new graphic novel from one of the most iconic storytellers of all time. This eponymous protagonist is a rag-to-riches character who, after being abandoned by her freewheelin’ parents in childhood, succeeds in clawing her way to the top – only to lose it all in a stroke of bad luck. She lives out the rest of her days in search of her parents, encountering a cast of eccentric characters who help to piece together her story.
This graphic novel extravaganza is an unforgettable ode to the many genres that have defined the comics form – from war, romance and horror to crime and the supernatural. Mysterious, uncategorisable and quintessentially Clowesian, here is a multi-layered masterpiece born of a lifetime of inspiration. Monica marks the creative apex of Daniel Clowes’ distinguished career, one of the defining voices of the graphic novel boom over the past quarter-century.