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Couch Tag

Graphic Novel - 2013
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The graphic novel is told in five parts: In "Thirteen Cats" (featured in The Best American Comics), Reklaw discovers coping mechanisms that mimic his family pets; "Toys I Love" relates the author's pre-pubescent brushes with deviant sexual activity, and the way innocence converges with real sexual trauma; "The Fred Robinson Story" tells the story of Reklaw's period stalking perfect strangers; "The Stacked Deck," in which hereditary influences towards criminal behavior, drug use and depression are explored via card games the author played with his family; and "Lessoned," a family history of mental illness.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Fantagraphics Books, 2013
ISBN: 9781606996768
1606996762
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) ; chiefly ill., 24 cm

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Mark_Daly Mar 14, 2015

Short cartoons depict scenes from the author's childhood and adolescence. Despite his family's troubling dynamics, a deep affection for them comes through in the artwork.

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