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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

D+Q Sale Suggestions: WOMAN REBEL

Hey, guys. Have you checked out our massive holiday sale yet? We're offering 40 percent off everything in our web store until Monday, December 2nd- including all titles released in 2013. It's crazy, we know. Maybe you're overwhelmed. We recently posted a round-up of this year's beautiful titles, but my pick o' the day is Peter Bagge's Woman Rebel: The Margaret Sanger Story.

What I like about Woman Rebel, and Peter's cartooning style in general, is how emotive every character  is: they're either over the moon or viciously angry, and it's especially nice in biographical writing, when it's so crucial a person be brought to life. I'm also thrilled at his decision to tackle such a highly controversial real-life woman, and think the result is a pretty bad-ass book! 

And the experts? Paste rated Woman Rebel an 8.8/10, raving: "[Woman Rebel has] a rich illustrative vocabulary that makes use of the classical comic forms of exaggeration. The overblown aesthetic also fits perfectly with the story of a woman who pissed off everyone she knew on a regular basis." And Publishers Weekly says: "Bagge continues to apply his unique punk aesthetic and razor-sharp wit to subject matter that’s just as engaging today as grunge culture was during the ’90s. With Woman Rebel, he turns his eye to a subject who, like the artist himself, is sometimes obscured and underappreciated." 

They're right- Peter Bagge ought to be more appreciated. If you're unfamiliar, listen to him speak on RiYL or on Gweek. Read his interviews in The National Post or in Dig. The man knows what he's talking about, and what he's doing. Did you know Woman Rebel spent three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list?! From a new review on The Comics Journal: "Woman Rebel shows that Bagge is more than capable of producing the sort of nuanced, insightful, informative, and entertaining story this sort of material requires."

He sure is. So hit up our web store and find out what all the hype's about! 


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