OUT NOW: You Can’t Just Kiss Anyone You Want

April 19th, 2017 § 0 comments


From Marzena Sowa, the writer behind Marzi, her graphic memoir about growing up in 1980s Poland, comes a new comic about childhood under Communism: You Can’t Just Kiss Anyone You Want. A delicately felt tale of compromise, parenthood, and shifting allegiances, her latest work, one of fiction, is in collaboration with Sandrine Revel, an artist I previously worked on in The Invisible Lesbian.

A little boy tries to kiss a little girl. The little girl gets away and sends him packing. No big deal. In any normal childhood, it’d just be a funny story. But if it happens at school in a Socialist republic, halfway through a propaganda movie, years before the Berlin all is even showing the slightest signs of giving out… Well, that’s asking for trouble. This is the story of two children in a society where paranoia and obsessive control mean that even the most innocent gestures can be blown completely out of proportion.

This graphic novel  is now available as a digital exclusive from EuropeComics on a number of platforms (Izneo, Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, and Comixology).

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