Conundrum Press announces the acquisition of Meags Fitzgerald’s second book, the graphic memoir Long Red Hair:
Long Red Hair is Meags Fitzgerald’s follow up to her acclaimed Photobooth: A Biography. In this graphic memoir, Fitzgerald paints a childhood full of sleepovers, playing dress-up, amateur fortune-telling and renting scary movies. Yet, Fitzgerald suspects that she is unlike her friends. The book navigates a child’s struggle with averageness, a preteen’s budding bisexuality and a young woman’s return after rejection. Fitzgerald takes us from her first kiss to a life sworn to singlehood, while weaving in allusions to witches in history and popular culture. Long Red Hair alluringly delves into the mystique of red hair and the beguiling nature of alternative romantic relationships.
6.25 x 8.5 inches, duotone, 84 pages, Spring 2015 (TCAF preview)
Fitzgerald was named one of CBC’s “Writers to Watch” for 2014.
Praise for Photobooth: A Biography:
“Her passion speaks to powerful universal themes relating to art and memory.” —Publisher’s Weekly
“Fitzgerald pulls off what our favourite teachers seem to do effortlessly: ease us into loving a subject we couldn’t have imagined falling for.” – Montreal Review of Books
“Easily one of the best books in recent memory. Rarely has a creator depicted so masterfully — and, might I add, positively — the mindset and sheer love that goes into collecting. If you give this book a chance, and I hope you will, I imagine you’ll be surprised to find that not only is Photobooth exceptionally readable, but that it’s also one of the most intensely moving books to emerge this year.” — The Comics Alternative
Photo: Nathan Boone