Girl Town (Paperback)

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This collection of short comics encompasses many genres, but every story will give you a jolt of emotion. If you enjoy Kelly Link’s short stories, you’ll be smitten.


— From Girl Town


Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) finds powerful truths in fantasy worlds. Her solo debut collection celebrates the ascent of a rising star in comics.

Diana got hurt -- a lot -- and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone -- and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.

Carolyn Nowak's Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories "Radishes" and "Diana's Electric Tongue" together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work.

Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak's girls shine with life and longing. Their stories -- depicted with remarkable charm and insight -- capture the spirit of our time.

About the Author

Carolyn Nowak graduated from the University of Michigan's School of Art and Design in May 2011. She likes to make illustrations--medical, technical and otherwise--and loves making comics. She's previously worked with Cartoon Network, Boom Studios, Spry Publishing, Z2 Comics, and others. She lives in Ann Arbor.

Praise For…

Paste Magazine's 25 Best Comic Books of 2018

The Beat's 100 Best Comics of the Decade

"A surreal sci-fi twist on love." —Barnes & Noble Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

"On top of being incredibly charming, Girl Town is also full of some incredibly strong characters, something Nowak received praise for in Lumberjanes as well." —CBR

"Girl Town... will stick with you long after you’ve finished the short stories within." —Paste Magazine's "25 Best Comic Books of 2018"

"You don’t finish the stories collected here so much as emerge from them: wistful, yearning, and as from all the best dreams, changed." —The Verge

Product Details
ISBN: 9781603094382
ISBN-10: 1603094385
Publisher: Top Shelf Productions
Publication Date: November 6th, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English