The Contradictions is a masterpiece. Sophie Yanow’s tale of hitchhiking around Europe under the spell of a sulky, fixie-riding anarchist is a pitch-perfect portrait of youthful disillusionment and self-discovery. Yanow’s impeccable ligne claire drawing seems to mathematically cancel out everything nonessential in her panels, and the effect is surprisingly, even transcendently, emotional.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

The Contradictions is Yanow’s best work yet. The atmosphere of Yanow’s lines paired with the clarity of her writing form a style of comics that I have never seen before. Every panel makes you want to cry and laugh simultaneously. “—Tillie Walden, author of On a Sunbeam

The Eisner winning comic is now available as a book, published by Drawn & Quarterly.

Order from Green Apple Books (SF) or McNally Jackson (NYC) and get a limited print run signed bookplate!

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I’m Sophie Yanow. The Contradictions is an Eisner award winning work of autofiction, now published as a graphic novel with Drawn & Quarterly.

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