A heartfelt ode to growing up with well-intentioned but embarrassing parents. Framed by her brother’s coming-of-age ceremony, Tessa recounts with minute details the experience of an oddball adolescence. Beautifully illustrated and perfectly toned. Nominated for two Ignatz Awards in the categories of Outstanding Comic and Promising New Talent.
Tessa Brunton is a cartoonist from the Bay Area whose memoir comics have been nominated for two Ignatz Awards and selected as Notable Comics by the Best American Comics series editors. Her comics have appeared in Bitch Magazine, Maisonneuve Magazine, The Comics Journal, many anthologies, and have also been featured in the San Francisco Cartoon Art Museum. She was also the Cartoonist-In-Residence at The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center.
Her book Notes From a Sickbed was released in 2022.
32 page black and white comic book
Sparkplug Books, 2011