Boundless

Drawn and Quarterly, Spring 2017
Softcover, 248 pages. For mature readers.

Inquiries: julia @ drawnandquarterly.com

From D&QJenny becomes obsessed with a strange “mirror Facebook,” which presents an alternate, possibly better, version of herself. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks away to nothingness, the world around her recedes as well. The animals of the city briefly open their minds to us, and we see the world as they do. A mysterious music file surfaces on the internet and forms the basis of a utopian society–or is it a cult? 

Boundless is at once fantastical and realist, playfully hinting at possible transcendence: from one’s culture, one’s relationship, from oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.

Eisner winner / Publishers Weekly Best Books List / Library Journal Best Book /  NPR Best Books / Washington Post Best Book  /  Ignatz (nominated) /  B&N Best Books / Boston Globe Best Books / Vulture Best Comics / Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize (nominated)

“Tamaki’s inextricable tones of dark humor and oddly bright sadness linger with the reader, uncontained by the arbitrary limits of the book’s covers.” –LA Review of Books

“The book’s highlight, “SexCoven,” is a showcase for Tamaki’s mercurial style. […] The task of culture is to connect people in the world, Tamaki suggests, but the kinds of connections it creates are weirder than anyone could guess.” –NY Times

Boundless is a showcase for Tamaki’s breathtaking versatility as a visual artist.” –Quill and Quire