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This is a graphic memoir about a longtime syndicated cartoonist’s (Sylvia) mid-century Chicago childhood.

This is veteran cartoonist Hollander’s first long-form work; her coming-of-age story, starring the gangsters, the glamorous, the bed bugs, the (enviable) Catholic girls, the police, the jukebox, the fortune teller, and the blue Hudson―the family car, always at the ready for frequent drives into better neighborhoods. Not only does this illustrated memoir give insight into how Hollander developed her style and wit, it’s a chronicle of a Chicago community that has since disappeared into an expressway. Full-color illustrations throughout.

Author/Artist: Nicole Hollander
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Page Count: 160pp
Size: 8 x 11
Notes: softcover, full color
Date of Publication: March 7, 2018
ISBN: 978-1683960102