Subsequent week sees the discharge of It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be. Revealed by Fantagraphics, the graphic novel by cartoonist Lizzy Stewart follows the lives of a pair of pals by way of a sequence of quick tales and totally different illustration types. In the present day The Beat is happy to current an unique excerpt from the forthcoming graphic novel.
Right here’s how Fantagraphics describes It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be:
A younger lady imagines a grand future for herself, removed from the drab British suburbs. Two pals, as soon as inseparable, discover their connection step by step slipping away. Three girls focus on how life within the huge metropolis makes them really feel seen — or invisible. Stewart focuses on bizarre, slice-of-life moments and expenses these scenes with a quiet depth. Via eager commentary and an ear for naturalistic dialogue, she reveals the complicated natures of her characters, from their confidence to their insecurities, as they expertise the thrill and pains of rising up.
The London-based Stewart has illustrated a handful of youngsters’s books, together with There’s a Tiger within the Backyard, The Technique to Treasure Island, and Juniper Jupiter. She’s additionally the author and illustrator of Strolling Distance, an illustrated essay about residing – and strolling – as a lady within the metropolis.
Take a look at the unique five-page excerpt from It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be under. The 168-page hardcover graphic novel is ready to reach in bookstores on Tuesday, July twenty seventh, and in comedian retailers the next Wednesday, July twenty eighth.