A bittersweet, darkly funny graphic memoir of a social misfit
Boyd takes an unflinching look back at a 1970s childhood plagued by insecurity, bullying, and family dysfunction. A shy only child, Dawn struggles to fit in. After starting a small-town fried chicken franchise her war-vet father becomes even more emotionally inaccessible at home, and nothing Dawn does is ever good enough for her mother.
School isn’t much better: filled with misinterpretation, false accusations, and constant social challenges. Dawn’s a true underdog—and this is the story of how she learns to find the good in the bad, and that fitting in isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
About the Author
First-time author D. Boyd is a self-taught cartoonist originally from Saint John, New Brunswick. After working in advertising for twenty years in Nova Scotia, and pursuing filmmaking, she moved to Montreal and reignited her love of illustrating, writing, and especially, comics. Her earlier work is posted on pastureoflove.com.
152 pages, 7×10 inches
b/w, trade paper