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Maids

Katie Skelly
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This product will be shipped on 10/13/2020

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The scandalous true crime story of the Papin Sisters, as told by one of comics' most exciting talents.

"It's just you and me. This is our time to be happy." These are the words uttered by Christine Papin, an overworked live-in maid, as she is reunited with her younger sister Léa, who has also been hired by the wealthy Lancelin family. They make the estate's beds, scrub their floors, and spy on the domestic strife that routinely occurs within its walls. What starts as petty theft by the maids — and flashbacks to their tumultuous time in a convent — shortly turns into something more nefarious. Fuse the sisters' toxic upbringing, societal class exploitation, and increasingly unhinged abuse by Madame Lancelin and you have the catalyst for a ghastly crime that shocked and fascinated 1930s France and beyond.

Maids has everything Katie Skelly fans—as well as fans of all good comics and true crime — are looking for: high bravura, high intrigue, and murder, all drawn in Skelly’s highly stylized manner — combining the best of pop art, manga, and Euro comics that has become Skelly's trademark.

"Katie Skelly has become one of the most distinctive voices in the US alt comics and minicomics scene over the last few years." — Broken Frontier

Pages:
100
Colors:
full color
Format:
Hardcover
Dimensions:
7" x 8.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-68396-368-4
Year:
2020

PLEASE NOTE: All pre-ordered books are shipped via Media Mail in the U.S. and Air Mail internationally. Please select the appropriate shipping method when checking out to avoid being overcharged for shipping!

The scandalous true crime story of the Papin Sisters, as told by one of comics' most exciting talents.

"It's just you and me. This is our time to be happy." These are the words uttered by Christine Papin, an overworked live-in maid, as she is reunited with her younger sister Léa, who has also been hired by the wealthy Lancelin family. They make the estate's beds, scrub their floors, and spy on the domestic strife that routinely occurs within its walls. What starts as petty theft by the maids — and flashbacks to their tumultuous time in a convent — shortly turns into something more nefarious. Fuse the sisters' toxic upbringing, societal class exploitation, and increasingly unhinged abuse by Madame Lancelin and you have the catalyst for a ghastly crime that shocked and fascinated 1930s France and beyond.

Maids has everything Katie Skelly fans—as well as fans of all good comics and true crime — are looking for: high bravura, high intrigue, and murder, all drawn in Skelly’s highly stylized manner — combining the best of pop art, manga, and Euro comics that has become Skelly's trademark.

"Katie Skelly has become one of the most distinctive voices in the US alt comics and minicomics scene over the last few years." — Broken Frontier

Press Highlights:

"Maids finds Skelly at the height of her visual and storytelling powers and promises to be one of her most twisted visions yet." — Rachel Miller, feminist media scholar, Ohio State University