Conundrum Press is excited to announce that the new book by Rebecca Kraatz, her first full length graphic novel, will be debuting at TCAF (the Toronto Comics Arts Festival) May 7-8 at the Toronto Reference Library. Rebecca will join five other artists who will appear at the Conundrum Press table to sign their books.
Snaps by Rebecca Kraatz
1-894994-55-8 / 978-1-894994-55-2
Graphic Novel / Literary
6.5×8.5 inches, 144 pages (black and white)
Rebecca Kraatz won a Doug Wright Award in 2007 for Best Emerging Talent for her first book House of Sugar. Her new graphic novel, Snaps takes place just before, during, and after the Second World War in a tiny town on Vancouver Island. The complex narrative is a period piece told from various points of view, in the Modernist literary tradition, and sometimes the characters and their stories overlap in intriguing ways. The style is magic realism combined with pulp dialogue. There are soldiers, tough working women, and children, who present their slice of life stories in a brief two or three pages, almost in a photographic way, hence the title. Sometimes dreamy, sometimes surreal, this graphic novel will further establish Kraatz’s reputation as a writer-centric artist and a talent to watch.