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Pretending Is Lying (Hardcover)

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By Dominique Goblet, Sophie Yanow (Translator)
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Description


The first book to appear in English by the acclaimed Belgian artist Dominique Goblet, Pretending is Lying is a memoir unlike any other.

In a series of dazzling fragments--skipping through time, and from raw, slashing color to delicate black and white--Goblet examines the most important relationships in her life: with her partner, Guy Marc; with her daughter, Nikita; and with her parents.

The result is an unnerving comedy of paternal dysfunction, an achingly ambivalent love story (with asides on Thomas Pynchon and the Beach Boys), and a searing account of childhood trauma--a dizzying, unforgettable view of a life in progress and a tour de force of the art of comics.

This NYRC edition is a hardcover with extra-thick paper, full color throughout, and features new English hand-lettering by the artist.

About the Author


Dominique Goblet was born in 1967 in Brussels, Belgium, and studied illustration at St. Luke's Institute. Known for her wide range of artistic mediums and eclectic style of visual storytelling, she was an early contributor to the comics publisher Freon's anthology Frigorevue. Involved from the start in the creation of the experimental comics publisher Fremok, she published several books with them: Portraits craches (1997), Souvenir d'une journee parfaite (2002), and Les hommes-loups (2010). At the same time she worked with the Parisian publishing house L'Association and published two books with them: Pretending Is Lying (2007) and Chronographie (2010), a book of double portraits of her and her daughter made once a week for ten years; both received a number of nominations and prizes, including the EESI award at the Angouleme festival and the Prix Topffer. Most recently she has published Plus si entente (Actes Sud BD/Fremok), a collaboration with the Berlin artist Kai Pfeiffer. Artist, comics author, and professor of comics and illustration, she is also certified as an electrician, plumber, and welder. Sophie Yanow is a cartoonist and translator. She is the author of War of Streets and Houses and was a fellow at the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781681370477
ISBN-10: 1681370476
Publisher: New York Review Comics
Publication Date: February 7th, 2017
Pages: 144
Language: English