While the protagonist of her stories is always Wynbrandt herself, the events that the cartoon Gina takes part in are anything but real. Which makes her comics not a document of her external life as lived in the world but instead an investigation of the life she lives within herself. Free to explore this inner space, Wynbrandt uses her tightly controlled lines to dig deeper into the ways in which the lives lived in our bodies and the lives lived in our heads are intertwined. Within this collection, we see Wynbrandt frequently trying to negotiate the complex space between fantasy and reality. His image adorns her walls and her breakfast cereal, dominating her thoughts. His lyrics give her validation as she imagines herself the object of his affection, a stark contrast tothe unpleasant interactions she has with men in her class or on Internet dating sites.
Someone Please Have Sex With Me by Gina Wynbrandt
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What compounds and frustrates the Gina character too is that she has more avenues and outlets to connect to sex than ever, via the internet, dating apps, etc. The blackest humor here lies in the chasm between theory and practice: desperation spirals, the grotesquerie of her drawings increases. The book also rides out the cresting wave of the Risograph aesthetic, with pink and blue coloring, for a pleasing, sometimes teenage diary-esque effect. However, there are still small moments where empathy not sympathy, which so much new work stabs at takes hold: take for example the panels where she struggles to pull her sexiest dress over her body, or caking Teenage Spirit on under her shirt. Your email address will not be published. In this interview, Richard Sala discusses his genre influences, style, and pop culture obsession. Skip to content.
SOMEONE PLEASE HAVE SEX WITH ME by Gina Wynbrandt
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Add to Cart. Bow down to Gina as she explores what it means to be horny as hell! An intense, weird, vulnerable dive into the underbelly of young adulthood. Paste Magazine Absurdly honest. The Globe and Mail.