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Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir (Hardcover)

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I loved this book! It does such a nice job of laying the groundwork (grade and middle schools) and then picks up the momentum during high school and college as the author struggles to find herself and her place in the world. Through word and graphic, she very realistically conveys the overwhelming pressures on young people as they prepare for adulting. Self-doubt and courage, expectations and thoughtful advice, failure and success are all part of the journey. A hugely inspiring story, and because of its format, very accessible. —Susan

— From Maybe An Artist, A Graphic Memoir

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A heartfelt and funny graphic novel memoir from one of the first Black female cartoonists to be published in the New Yorker, when she was just 22 years old.

When Liz Montague was a senior in college, she wrote to the New Yorker, asking them why they didn't publish more inclusive comics. The New Yorker wrote back asking if she could recommend any. She responded: yes, me. 
 
Those initial cartoons in the New Yorker led to this memoir of Liz's youth, from the age of five through college--how she navigated life in her predominantly white New Jersey town, overcame severe dyslexia through art, and found the confidence to pursue her passion. Funny and poignant, Liz captures the age-old adolescent questions of “who am I?” and “what do I want to be?” with pitch-perfect clarity and insight. 
 
This brilliant, laugh-out-loud graphic memoir offers a fresh perspective on life and social issues and proves that you don’t need to be a dead white man to find success in art.

About the Author


Liz Montague is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator whose work focuses on the intersection of self and social awareness. She began contributing to the New Yorker in 2019 as a cartoonist and has illustrated for the U.S. Open, Food Network, Google, and the Joe Biden presidential campaign. She’s been profiled by the Washington Post, ABC News, and Today, among other media outlets. Liz is the creator of the popular Liz at Large cartoon series, which previously ran in Washington City Paper, and is passionate about documenting social change and protest movements. This is her first book for children.

Praise For…


A The Washington Post Best Book of 2022

A 2022 Bulletin Blue Ribbon selection

"Montague’s bright, expressive cartoons… will delight young readers."—The New York Times

"A charming, funny, moving portrait of the artist as a young woman."—The Wall Street Journal

"Extraordinary."— Betsy Bird, Fuse #8

★ "A humorous and touching graphic memoir." —Shelf Awareness, starred review

★ "The tone is joyful and thoughtful—Liz is gentle in her portrayal of her younger self in this memoir." —The Bulletin, starred review

★ "An inspiring journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and self-love." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"This will speak to many readers who feel like they aren’t being heard." —Booklist

"Delightful... delivered with humor and heart." —Kirkus Reviews
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593307816
ISBN-10: 059330781X
Publisher: Random House Studio
Publication Date: October 18th, 2022
Pages: 176
Language: English