Mirror, Window is the first book collection by Jessica Abel, one of the most exciting young cartoonists to emerge in the late 1990s. Collecting the first four issues of her Artbabe series from Fantagraphics and more, Mirror, Window proves Abel to be one of the brightest lights in comix to watch as we proceed into the next century. Abel's stories are peppered with hipsters, tattoos, piercings, trendy haircuts, and cutting-edge fashion, but don't let the generational trappings fool you. Her intuitive ear for dialogue and characterization have made Artbabe a hit amongst people of all ages, especially women. Jane magazine wrote, "You'll like. We promise." She has also been lauded by Spin, Entertainment Weekly, The Face and others. Mirror, Window collects several short stories focusing on the infinite ways that regret, insecurity and euphoria manifest in relationships.
"Abel's series might sound like a slacker soap opera, but her ear for conversation and sense of place are too sharp for her tales of roommate trouble and gin mill romance to be dismissed so casually." – Spin
"Artbabe is the kind of collection that will someday work as cultural artifact, and Abel may be considered a keen-eared anthropologist, sketching out the records of an ephemeral culture." – American Book Review