Moa is in crisis. Suffering from increasing panic attacks and depression, she continues to withdraw from everything and everyone around her. In the midst of this, she meets an older man online— a public figure who offers his financial and emotional support as a patron of her art. But this seemingly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity soon proves to be just as fraught as the rest of her life.
Thought-provoking, funny, and highly relatable, Goblin Girl is a remarkable work of autobiography that upends expectations at every turn and finds grace in the unlikeliest corners of the human condition.
Translated by Melissa Bowers.
"Romanova’s disarming debut graphic memoir grapples with gender, power, and bad Tinder dates. ... As she learns to heal and understand herself, readers who have dealt with mental health struggles or unequal power dynamics in relationships will recognize and sympathize with her regenerative conclusion." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Romanova’s style is distinct, with distorted cartoony figures conveying both her sly humor and a palpable sense of unease." — Booklist
"Goblin Girl includes probably the best description of depression I've ever read." — PopMatters
"A powerful commentary on our obsession with celebrity, the way we approach dating and technology, and the constant struggle to take mental health seriously. Romanova is a great artist and writer, and one to watch." — Broken Frontier
"I love Romanova's comics. I'm a big fan and incredibly impressed." — Liv Strömquist (Fruit of Knowledge)