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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden By Mannie Murphy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683964100
Availability: Out of stock, usually available in 3-10 days
Published: Fantagraphics - March 23rd, 2021

Muted watercolor illustrations paired with grade school cursive on grade school writing paper published from the Seattle small press, Fantagraphics, I was endeared to Mannie Murphy from the beginning. Genderqueer and a Portland native themself, Murphy illustrates the dark history of the Rose City as well as the life and death of their teenage adulation, River Phoenix. My only complaint is that I wanted more!


Review by Emily