Preview: ‘It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be’ Is A New Coming If Age Graphic Novel From Lizzy Stewart

by Olly MacNamee

Written and illustrated by Lizzy Stewart, It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be is a new graphic novel drawn in different styles and focussing on several young women in a coming-of-age story. And we have a preview and synopsis for you ahead of its release date:

“A young girl imagines a grand future for herself, far from the drab British suburbs. Two friends, once inseparable, find their connection gradually slipping away. Three women discuss how life in the big city makes them feel seen — or invisible. Stewart focuses on ordinary, slice-of-life moments and charges these scenes with a quiet intensity. Through keen observation and an ear for naturalistic dialogue, she reveals the complex natures of her characters, from their confidence to their insecurities, as they experience the joys and pains of growing up.”

It’s Not What You Thought It Would Be is out Tuesday 27th July from Fantagraphics

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