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The House that Groaned

Karrie Fransman


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Introducing a fresh, utterly original voice in the graphic novel world

Exploring bodies and the spaces they inhabit, this tale is set in an old Victorian tenement housing six lonely individuals who could only have stepped out of the pages of a comic book. There is the retoucher who cannot touch, a grandmother who literally blends into the background, and a 20-something guy who's sexually attracted to diseased women. Yet, as we learn the stories behind these extreme characters, it becomes apparent that we may share simlar issues—as individuals and as a society.

Praise For The House that Groaned

"Anyone who has ever lain in bed at night listening to the sound of unknown voices on the other side of the cardboard wall will relish the way she lets her imagination off its leash . . . funny . . . beautiful looking . . . this book might almost be alive."  —Observer, Graphic Novel of the Month

"Karrie Fransmen breaks all the rules of storytelling. . . . The only way this wonderful book could have been written is by illustration . . . not by word . . . rather like the hidden stories drawn on the walls of caves."  —Nicolas Roeg, director, Don't Look Now and Walkabout

Square Peg, 9780224086813, 208pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2014

About the Author

Karrie Fransman has had her comic strips published in the Guardian and the Times. She makes comic apps and sculptures and her work has been exhibited in London, Belgium, and Russia.