Girl Town

Girl Town

Multi-award-winning cartoonist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) finds powerful truths in fantasy worlds. Her stunning solo debut collection celebrates the ascent of a rising star in comics.

Diana got hurt—a lot—and she's decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one's ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone—and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget.

Carolyn Nowak's Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories "Radishes" and "Diana's Electric Tongue" together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work.

Bold, infatuated, wounded, or lost, Nowak's girls shine with life and longing. Their stories—depicted with remarkable charm and insight—capture the spirit of our time.

Title:Girl Town
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781603094382
Format Type:

    Girl Town Reviews

  • Ariel

    AS ALWAYS, how do you rate an anthology?! I loved two of the stories, loved to bits and think the collection is totally worth picking up just for those two stories (Radishes and Diana's Electric Tongu...

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)

    This was just a little too weird for my tastes πŸ˜• womp. ...

  • Dave Schaafsma

    A collection of mini-comics from Ann Arbor cartoonist Carolyn Nowak, and from the title yu might guess that it is woman-centric, women of all shapes, sizes, and colors. She’s trying a variety of thi...

  • Ian

    I don't read a lot of sequential art fiction, maybe a half dozen a year. Honestly, I want to be blown away but I'm usually left feeling a little disappointed. Not so here. Girl Town is brillant!I have...

  • Melki

    Oh, like I'd be able to resist a cover featuring a gal wearing only a shirt and panties climbing out of the sewer . . . or is she climbing into the sewer? I had to know. Unfortunately, you don't find ...

  • Diane

    This is a clever collection of comics by Carolyn Nowark. Because each of the stories has an element of fantasy, the reader can never be sure what will happen next. My two favorite stories in this coll...

  • Rod Brown

    Nowak is a talent to watch, even if this book was a little disappointing for me. Though there were many interesting moments and characters, the short stories collected here didn't feel complete or sat...

  • destiny ??? [howling libraries]

    This was so bizarre and boring and I just kind of hated it. The robot boyfriend story was almost redeeming enough for 2 stars... almost....

  • Eleni Ouzouni (Life is Art)

    We read a collection of short stories where nothing really happen πŸ€” Some of this stories felt unfinished, two of them I really liked!!! I wanted to love it but it was too weird for my tastes... ☹...

  • Krista Regester

    Worth it, even if only for the robot boyfriend sketch<3...