Subsequent week sees the discharge of It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be. Revealed by Fantagraphics, the graphic novel by cartoonist Lizzy Stewart follows the lives of a pair of mates via a sequence of quick tales and completely different illustration types. At the moment The Beat is happy to current an unique excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel.
Right here’s how Fantagraphics describes It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be:
A younger woman imagines a grand future for herself, removed from the drab British suburbs. Two mates, as soon as inseparable, discover their connection progressively slipping away. Three girls focus on how life within the huge metropolis makes them really feel seen — or invisible. Stewart focuses on atypical, slice-of-life moments and costs these scenes with a quiet depth. Via eager commentary and an ear for naturalistic dialogue, she reveals the advanced natures of her characters, from their confidence to their insecurities, as they expertise the thrill and pains of rising up.
The London-based Stewart has illustrated a handful of kids’s books, together with There’s a Tiger within the Backyard, The Approach to Treasure Island, and Juniper Jupiter. She’s additionally the author and illustrator of Walking Distance, an illustrated essay about dwelling – and strolling – as a lady within the metropolis.
Try the unique five-page excerpt from It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be beneath. The 168-page hardcover graphic novel is ready to reach in bookstores on Tuesday, July twenty seventh, and in comedian retailers the next Wednesday, July twenty eighth.