Thursday, October 1, 2009

Author Abby Denson - living 'Doll'

Graphic novel fans, add this one to your bookshelf.

Green Candy Press announces the publication of Abby Denson’s latest graphic novel, "Dolltopia" ($15.00, out October 15).

Lulu Award-winning cartoonist Abby Denson is a rock n’ roll "Jane of all trades" and creator of the queer comic Tough Love: High School Confidential, and now she’s bringing the punked-up Barbies and stripped-down Kens of her new book Dolltopia on the road.

Having written scripts for Archie Comics (Sabrina the Teenage Witch), DC Comics (Powerpuff Girls), Simpsons Comics, and Marvel (Amazing Spider-Man Family), and between teaching comic book classes and playing in a whole host of punk bands, Abby has now gone back to her roots and returned to her childhood habit of making her dolls ‘different’ and setting them free from their predetermined fates.

"Dolltopia" is the story of Kitty, a ballerina doll forced into a not-so-happily-ever-after living arrangement with a male jock toy. Filled with discontent, Kitty takes it upon herself to escape her human-imposed domesticity and create a new life and a new image for herself away from the persecution of the human world. On this mission, she finds not only a host of like-minded individuals, but a veritable heaven for the alternative doll: Dolltopia.

It’s not all child’s play though: Abby’s comics explore the hugely relevant themes of identity, individuality and making a mark within a society that seeks to sterilize and monopolize.

The author will be at the Cobble Hill comic book shop Rocketship on October 2 at 8 p.m. She will be appearing with Matt Loux launching the third installment of his popular kids series “Saltwater Taffy,” plus, on hand will be Rick Lacy and Phil Gelatt creators of “Labor Days 2.” Rocketship is at 208 Smith Street; for more call 718-797-1348.


Anonymous,  October 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM  

Cool! One thing, the Rocketship party is tonight (Oct. 2nd), not Oct. 3rd.

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