Whirlwind Wonderland in Giant Robot!
Rina Ayuyang’s Whirlwind Wonderland got a great review in the new Giant Robot (#66). Here it is:
- Whirlwind Wonderland
This compilation of work by Rina Ayuyang is a testament to the fact that honestand transparent storytelling about one’s own life can be as dramatic and grippingas anything about a celebrity or world leader. Collecting samples from hermini-comics published from 2001 to 2009, Whirlwind Wonderland features topicsthat include awkward family gatherings, an outing to the Philippines, life in SanFrancisco’s Bay Area, the Murder She Wrote TV show, and telephone conversationswith her dad. Her style evolves over the years and reflects the shifting settingsand periods of her life. The refinement of her more recent comics is evident,and will leave you in anticipation of her next title–hopefully a full-length graphicnovel. [Sparkplug]