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Sacred Heart

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There’s an absence of authority in the town of Alexandria, and the teens are trying to keep their makeshift society together until their parents return. But students keep dying mysteriously, local band The Crotchmen rock the nights away, freshmen palm readers and seers have lines out the door, and Ben Schiller has had it up to HERE with her sister Empathy’s disappearing act. It’s a punk summer vacation that might not make it to fall.

Pages:
312
Colors:
black & white
Format:
Softcover
Dimensions:
6.5" x 9.5"
ISBN-13:
978-1-60699-841-0
Year:
2015

“Feral teenagers roam the streets of Alexandria, fighting, screwing, singing, loving, worrying, and killing. Drawn in an energetic style that feels equal parts Los Bros Hernandez and Brandon Graham, this epic story of teenage kicks gone bad thrills and surprises, even as Suburbia takes time to sit quietly with characters you come to really love.” Slate

“Liz Suburbia's exploration of high school is far more grounded than it sounds. Weird things happen in the background, but the forefront is dominated by honest, recognizable depictions of experiences shared by teenagers across the world. Suburbia's attention to detail creates an impressively fully realized world that catapults an adult reader back to those four years in which everything changes.” Under the Radar

Sacred Heart perfectly balances moments of sublime joy and gut-wrenching terror, capturing the sweat and grime of punk rock-fueled adolescence alongside its crushing loneliness ... Do youself a favor and read this comic right away.” The Absolute

“Liz blends the Bible, punk rock, the magical realism of the Hernandez brothers, and trashy teen girl revenge flicks into a subtle story that explores alienation, gender, consent, sexuality, and trauma. ... Liz brings nuance, sensitivity, and playful openness to any subject she engages with.” The Comics Journal

Suburbia’s stories take on an immediate and propulsive quality. They remain accessible while addressing complex themes, like the demarcation between childhood and adulthood, faith and religion, love and sex. Suburbia’s black-and-white illustrations recalls the punkish light and shadow of Los Bros Hernandez, as well as the ‘80s-anime aesthetic of creators like Kat Verhoeven or Faith Erin Hicks.” Paste Magazine

Sacred Heart is a book that’s relatable, terrifying and an incredible portrait of adolescence.” Comic Book Resources

Suburbia has turned in a totally immersive, horrifying, and even somewhat moving comic.” Multiversity Comics

 

There’s an absence of authority in the town of Alexandria, and the teens are trying to keep their makeshift society together until their parents return. But students keep dying mysteriously, local band The Crotchmen rock the nights away, freshmen palm readers and seers have lines out the door, and Ben Schiller has had it up to HERE with her sister Empathy’s disappearing act. It’s a punk summer vacation that might not make it to fall.

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