Wed 20 Apr 2011
Set in Portland, OR, this charming graphic novel by husband-and-wife team Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover is a blend of twentysomething soap opera and psychological detective story.
There are many verifiable facts concerning 26-year-old Annah Billips. She likes sushi and mountains and piglets, but hates paper cuts and beer breath. She flirts with girls and boys, and loves to travel. She might have a missing sister… or she might be totally insane.
Did Annah invent an imaginary sister named Ginger during her parents’ traumatic divorce? Or did her mad scientist father extract part of her brain and transform it into a living twin?
In this whimsical, thought-provoking graphic novel, a host of narrators (including boyfriends, girlfriends, neighbors, bystanders, magicians, and passing animals) try their best to unlock the mystery of Annah… and the Gingerbread Girl.
Read GINGERBREAD GIRL online: http://www.topshelfcomix.com/ts2.0/gingerbread_ch01/
WHO: Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover
WHAT: Gingerbread Girl book release & art exhibit
WHEN: Thursday, May 5th, 6-10pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics
20 NW 5th Ave #101
Portland, OR 97209
Artwork on display until May. 31st.
Paul Tobin is an oft-mustachioed writer living in Portland, Oregon. He has written for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Fantagraphics and many other clients. He is working on a pair of novels and also occasionally pens notes that he passes to young ladies with a certain type of eyes.
Paul likes storms, girls on bicycles, vintage clothing, girls that rub his head, burlesque, soccer, vaudevillian circuses, proper men’s hats, dogs, the art of the Impressionists, and the Flapper era.
Paul hates public bathrooms, spicy foods, most popular music, trash on streets, poetry, modern art, boys that rub his head, and people whose kung-fu is better than his.
Follow Paul on Twitter @PaulTobin
Colleen Coover is a comic book artist and illustrator living in Portland, Oregon. She is the creator of the popular erotic comic Small Favors, and artist of the all ages comedy Banana Sunday. She has worked for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Fantagraphics, and many others.
Colleen likes bunnies, cheese, romance novels, her iPad, mashed potatoes, giving her opinion on a variety of topics, console single-player RPGs, mustard, warm slippers, and Bollywood movies.
Colleen hates terriers, maraschino cherries, being asked to do basic math on short notice, reality television, artists’ statements, black licorice, MMORPGs, cold feet, Nashville corporate country music, being embarrassed.
Follow Colleen on Twitter @ColleenCoover