Boundless by Jillian Tamaki

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Read Boundless Online Free - The cartoonist of This One Summer and SuperMutant Magic Academy explores the virtual and IRL world of contemporary women via a lens both surreal and wry

Jenny, post-breakup, becomes obsessed with the mirror Facebook of herself seeing a life that could be hers. An anonymous music file surfaces on the internet and a cult springs up in its wake. A group of city animals briefly open their minds to us. Helen finds her clothes growing baggy, her shoes looser, and as she shrinks, the world around her recedes. A lifetime of romantic relationships are charted against the rise and fall of the celebrity cast of a classic film.

Jillian Tamaki brings her characteristic blend of realism and humor to her first collection of short stories. Boundless explores the lives of women and how the expectations of others influence their real and virtual selves. Mixing objective reality, speculative fiction, out-and-out fantasy, and a deep understanding of the contemporary world's contradictions, Tamaki shows herself to be a short story talent equal to her peers Adrian Tomine and Eleanor Davis. Tamaki's styles shift from story to story, each delicately setting the mood for her characters' inner turmoil: thick chunky blocks of ink become hyper-realist detailing which become brushy drawings of plants, all effortlessly rendered in Tamaki's distinctive hand.

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Title : Boundless
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ISBN : 1770462872
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 248 pages


Reviews


Kevin rated it ★★★★☆

May 19, 2017

I want to thank Drawn & Quarterly for sending me a copy of this. I have to admit I was entirely unfamiliar with Jillian Tamaki going into it, but I love love love her illustration work here. I’m also a big fan of the way that the narration jumps around sometimes “documentary style” in these s...


Elyse rated it ★★★★☆

June 08, 2017

I purchased this book in Berkeley last weekend while attending the Bay Area Book Festival. Jillian Tamaki is a cartoonist and illustrator living in Toronto. The vibe of the entire book awesome.... everything art: creative --and reflective. "Boundless" is a collection of short stories: "Jenny"......


David rated it ★★★★☆

June 12, 2017

Skim and This One Summer are two of my favorite graphic novels, by artist Jillian Tamaki and her writer cousin Mariko Tamaki. In Boundless, a collection of short stories, Jillian writes in a variety of tones and styles, with drawing styles to match the content. Sometimes you see or read an author...


Jon(athan) rated it ★★★★★

September 21, 2017

'Twilight Zoneish' in tone and intensity - the stories force us to deconstruct reality in order to see a deeper meaning.


Elizabeth rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 24, 2017

Do you admire an author but somehow their books don't resonate with you? Am I the only one with this problem? I follow the author's work, but somehow her books don't work for me. I had high hopes that this would work better for me, but it was not to be. This graphic novel is a collection of short...


Sara rated it ★★★★☆

June 20, 2017

A beautiful series of provocative short stories from one half of the team behind This One Summer. With a touch of dark whimsy Jillian Tamaki examines the intricacies of relationships, identity and connection through a series of very brief, but very lovely illustrated vignettes. Its hard to descri...


Val rated it ★★★★☆

March 21, 2017

Review to come!


Alanna rated it ★★★★☆

July 18, 2017

there is a 20-page comic about skincare in here that actually brought tears to my eyes


Maggie rated it ★★★★☆

July 02, 2017

I'm not always a huge fan of Jillian Tamaki, but Boundless was a strong anthology of strange graphic stories. I quite enjoyed her mirror Facebook narrative as it felt like a more powerful critique than a lot of what is produced on the subject of social media. The Body Pods story was also a stando...


Krysta rated it ★★★★★

August 07, 2017

This graphic novel really stands out for its style and humor, I for sure want to read a lot more by Jillian Tamaki.





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