VANESSA DAVIS discusses and signs her graphic novel "MAKE ME A WOMAN"

Vanessa Davis 

Make Me a Woman (Drawn & Quarterly)

Vanessa Davis will discuss and sign her new graphic novel, Make Me a Woman.

"In fact, if you don’t like [Vanessa Davis], you don’t like anything good." —Vice

"What distinguishes Davis's take is a reflective hunger for meaning and connection in the very mundane." —Bust

"Vanessa Davis’s autobiographical slice-of-life drawings are both totally relatable and sweetly surreal." —Bitch

Vanessa Davis is the award-winning cartoonist of the graphic novel and minicomic, Spaniel Rage. Her new Drawn & Quarterly book Make Me A Woman was serialized online for Tablet Magazine and will confirm Vanessa's spot as one of the leading cartoonist and humorists of her generation. Using beautiful watercolors, refreshing honesty and humor, her comics made an immediate impression and have appeared in such anthologies as Kramers Ergot, Best American Comics, Stuck in the Middle, Papercutter and An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons and True Stories.


Event date: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2010 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Event address: 
Skylight Books
1818 N. Vermont Avenue
90027 Los Angeles
Make Me a Woman Cover Image
ISBN: 9781770460218
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Drawn and Quarterly - September 28th, 2010

Charming vignettes about being young, Jewish, and single
It's easy
to understand why Vanessa Davis has taken the comics industry by storm
and is poised to do the same with the world at large--her comics are
pure chutzpah, gorgeously illustrated in watercolors. No story is too
painful to tell--like how much she enjoyed fat camp. Nor too
off-limits--like her critique of R. Crumb. Nor too personal--like her
stories of growing up Jewish in Florida. Using her sweet but biting wit,
Davis effortlessly carves out a wholly original and refreshing niche in
two well-worn territories: autobio comics and the Jewish identity.
draws strips from her daily diary, centering on her youth, mother,
relationships with men, and eventually her longtime boyfriend. Her
intimacy, self-deprecation, and candor have deservedly earned her many
accolades and awards. Her deft comedic touch, lush color, and immediacy
will set Davis apart not only as one of the premier cartoonists, but as
one of the leading humorists for her generation, too.