Your First Look at Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir By Margaux Motin

by Richard Bruton

Well, in typical fashion, just a few days after I put up the piece telling you about Margaux Motin‘s new book, Plate Tectonics, that’s being published by Boom! / Archaia in 2019 and just why I was so excited by it, I get a first look preview mail from Boom! about the book.

Plate Tectonics: An Illustrated Memoir is Motin’s 2013 graphic novel that finally gets an English translation. It’s a tale of motherhood, romance, coping with life post-divorce from the author of one of my favorite graphic novels, But I Really Wanted To Be An Anthropologist.
Or as the Boom! PR puts it…

At age thirty-five, Margaux’s life is full of upheaval and unexpected twists and turns. She’s divorced, raising a child on her own, and trying to get back on her feet in today’s fast-paced world. Thankfully, she’s got her family, friends, and daughter to tell her exactly what they think at every turn. And when romance eventually returns it takes on the most unexpected shape . . . in that of her best friend! Could her life possibly get more complicated?!

Well, having loved Motin’s work since first seeing it, Plate Tectonics sounds every bit the brilliantly acerbic and hilarious thing I’m hoping it will be. And, having seen these first look pages, even without the benefit of Motin’s funny, funny words, I’m convinced I was right to be already thinking it will be on the top ten of 2019 list from me.
Plate Tectonics will be available from the Boom! Studios imprint, Archaia, from June 26 2019.
Now… that art… words coming later!

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