Preview: Katja Klengel’s (Sorta) Memoir ‘Girlsplaining’ OGN

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios reveals another look at the original graphic novel Girlsplaining: A (Sorta) Memoir, releasing under their Archaia imprint this New Comic Book Day. Aimed at fans of Kid Gloves and Waves, the book tackles experiences and subjects that shaped cartoonist Katja Klengel’s life. From body shaming to the exploration of her sexuality, and from the representation of women in the media to the social pressure on women who don’t have children. 

‘Why do we fear the word “vulva” so much? Do we really have to be ashamed of our body hair? Why do gender roles in children’s toys seem to be stuck in the ‘50s? With a healthy sense of humor, an open heart, and unsparing candor, Klengel looks back on her childhood through the lens of the popular culture that shaped her identity and examines what being a woman today means to her (and really, a whole lot of us!).’

Girlsplaining: A (Sorta) Memoir, for mature readers, is set to hit comic book store shelves on March 3, 2021. Check out the preview pages below.


Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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