Boundless (Paperback)

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From the secret history of a hallucinogenic sound file to pornographic sitcoms, direct-sales pyramid schemes and Mirror Facebook, this inventive, experimental collection explores the impact of technology, media and capitalism on how we think and feel, while demonstrating that Jillian Tamaki is one of the greatest comics artists working today.

— From Stephen

Jillian Tamaki is as strange and evocative as ever in her newest collection of short stories that feel like you've been thrown into a loop of endless Mandala Effects while having an existential crisis.

— From Avery



The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wry

Jenny 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, oneself. This collection of short stories is a showcase for the masterful blend of emotion and humour of award-winning cartoonist Jillian Tamaki.

About the Author

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto. She is the co-creator along with her cousin Mariko Tamaki of the graphic novel Skim, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and a Governor General's Award. Their second graphic novel This One Summer was a New York Times bestseller that earned a Governor General's Award and a Caldecott honor. Tamaki's first collection of her own comics was the critically acclaimed bestseller and Eisner-winning, SuperMutant Magic Academy.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781770462878
ISBN-10: 1770462872
Publisher: Drawn & Quarterly
Publication Date: May 30th, 2017
Pages: 248
Language: English