In the post-punk, global economy of the 1980's, four young women from very different backgrounds are united by a common goal: justice. Curb Angels features fearless female characters on a mission that crosses borders and challenges the status quo. In the face of exploitation and violence against women, they carve their own path and leave a touch of well-deserved wreckage along the way. Powerhouse team Lisa Mendis and Christopher Ducharme join forces in this tour-de-force graphic novel debut to push boundaries and buttons as they explore culturally taboo subjects through sequential art.
Christopher Ducharme is a Winnipeg-based artist and writer. He has published several web-comics. Her first graphic novel, Curb Angels was published in 2019 by At Bay Press and received two award nominations; a Doug Wright Award nomination for Best First Book and a John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. His art style is minimalist black and white line art and his writing style dabbles in the darkness of the human heart. Everything he knows is self-taught, learned over years of observation, with a few nods to very helpful mentors.
Lisa Mendis is a Winnipeg based illustrator, print maker and graphic designer. She received BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. Lisa works in digital, traditional pen and ink and silk screen. A comic enthusiast she values the art of storytelling through the medium. Her first graphic novel, Curb Angels was published in 2019 by At Bay Press and received a Doug Wright Award nomination for Best First Book. She teaches adult and youth classes at Martha Street Studio, and is involved with studio and school programs at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Lisa has published biweekly strips in local newspapers and is currently working on a new graphic novel.
Doug Wright Award 2020, Short-listed
John Hirsch Award 2020, Short-listed
"With four strong female characters, this is a book to engage female readers of graphic novels. "
--Canadian Review of Materials
"A great read with compelling characters. A page turner I had to see through to the end!"
"Exotic, action-packed adventure that's full of good humour and heart. "
"An all female vigilante group trying to combat and free human trafficking victims is a cool and fun story that readers can enjoy and cheer on the characters. "
--2019 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award
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