Cover image for The pervert / art by Remy Boydell ; words by Michelle Perez.
The pervert / art by Remy Boydell ; words by Michelle Perez.
Publication Information:
Portland, OR : Image Comics, [2018]

Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"A surprisingly honest and touching account of a trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle."--Back cover.
Audience/Reading Level:
Rated M / mature.


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1 Bob Harkins Branch BOY Graphic Novel Adult Graphic Novels

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A surprisingly honest and touching account ofa trans girl surviving through sex work in Seattle. With excerpts published inEisner nominated anthology ISLAND, the full colour volume, drawn and painted byRemy Boydell is an unflinching debut graphic novel. Written by MichellePerez.​

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Library Journal Review

Fictionalizing her own experiences and those of people she's known, writer Perez recounts episodes (some selections previously published in Island anthology) documenting the life of transgender sex worker Felina Love. This isn't champagne-glamorous, high-class stuff but a sometimes bloody obstacle course undertaken at great risk to stay alive, solvent, and sane. For while Seattle offers Felina more permissive ambiance than did her childhood home in Michigan, threats and bullying plus physical and psychological danger lurk everywhere for a person perceived as neither fully male nor female. Her sometimes tormented customers don't have an easy time of it either. Boydell's (Emergency!; Recovery Blogger) anthropomorphic watercolor art provides a manageable distance between readers and characters while lending ironic poignancy. Felina's sexual life, both professional and personal, is depicted candidly, yet in Boydell's hands the effect is dispassionate, not titillating. Verdict A challenging, intense, and empathic account of finding oneself despite heavy odds.-Martha Cornog, Philadelphia © Copyright 2018. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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