Contemporary Women

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Becoming Unbecoming

By Una

This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and ... Read more

Dear Scarlet

By Teresa Wong

Longlisted for Canada Reads; Finalist, City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize

In this intimate and moving graphic memoir, Teresa Wong writes and illustrates the story of her struggle with postpartum depression in the form of a letter to her daughter Scarlet. Equal parts heartbreaking ... Read more

Death Threat

By Vivek Shraya
Illustrated by Ness Lee

Finalist, Lambda Literary Award and Doug Wright Award

In the fall of 2017, the acclaimed writer and musician Vivek Shraya began receiving vivid and disturbing transphobic hate mail from a stranger. Celebrated artist Ness Lee brings these letters and Shraya's responses to them ... Read more

Meat & Bone

By Kat Verhoeven

A queer slice-of-life drama about dating and eating. The story, which takes place in Toronto and originally appeared as a popular webcomic, focuses on the lives of three roommates and their interpersonal struggles. While one roommate is slowly wrestling with severe body image ... Read more

Try Not to Get Too Attached

By Robin Richardson

Using line drawings, colour and text, Robin Richardson transposes the sensibility of poetry into illustrated works, creating bite-sized, artistic meditations on the terribly wonderful, malleable and absurd experience of being alive. Richardson's intuitive works—inspired by ... Read more