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This debut graphic novel by Brazilian cartoonist Daniel Semanas is a candy-colored, visual tour de force that draws from influences as diverse as American Pop Art, Korean “K-pop,” internet culture, and Manga. Set in South Korea in the near future, it tells the story of Phanta, a young Korean fighter who has a fiercely competitive relationship with a social media celebrity. In a effort to top his popularity on the internet, she embarks on a psychedelic journey into an underground drug cult in hopes of becoming the new member of a popular K-pop group. However, she ends up getting more than she bargained for.
Roly Poly is a story about faith and perception, and how believing in something can unconsciously influence the people around you and yield unexpected results—such as wishes coming true.
"Roly Poly is a psychedelic pop visual blast.” — Rafael Grampá
"Visually arresting." — Publishers Weekly
"Semanas’ art is fresh and colorful with elegant design sensibilities." — Comicon
“In Roly Poly Daniel Semanas pulls in multiple influences to present a visual symphony in neon. ... Fantagraphics has created a desirable talking piece showcasing Semanas at his remarkable best.” — Slings & Arrows