Jacksonville Public Library

Big scoop of ice cream, 17 short stories, by Conxita Herrero Delfa ; translated from Spanish by Jeff Whitman ; lettering by Ortho

Label
Big scoop of ice cream, 17 short stories, by Conxita Herrero Delfa ; translated from Spanish by Jeff Whitman ; lettering by Ortho
Language
eng
resource.biographical
autobiography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Big scoop of ice cream
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Oclc number
1285274381
Responsibility statement
by Conxita Herrero Delfa ; translated from Spanish by Jeff Whitman ; lettering by Ortho
Sub title
17 short stories
Summary
"It's about life in our time, about being a young adult woman in the early twenty-first century. Conxita, in her twenties, the latest representative of a whole generation, lost her heart somewhere between Madrid and Barcelona. A 'real spitfire' according to her mother, she faces everyday events with great courage. A former student of Fine Arts, she draws her every adventure, from her apartment that she shares with a girl who's her mirror image, her household, her computer, her dreams to elsewhere, her escapes to the beach, her telephone conversations with friends, to her more or less happy dates. In this autobiographical tale in seventeen short tableaux, Conxita Herrero shakes up preconceived ideas about the transition to adulthood. In a minimalist and rigorous style, she plays with antagonisms and mixes inertia and movement, silent panels and intimate, mysterious dialogues, bare lines and pure colors. Freeing herself from the "concern for truth" specific to the autobiography, the author sheds any sentimentality and provides her sets and her characters with sketchy features a strange and fascinating dimension oscillating between reality and dream." --, Provided by publisher
Target audience
adult
Classification
letterer
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