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( Read E-pub ) ⚢ Daddy's Girl ⚶ Fantagraphics Books is proud to re release one of the most powerful and moving books in its distinguished publishing history Debbie Drechsler s first collection of short comic stories, Daddy s Girl Originally published inand distributed only to comic book specialty stores, Daddy s Girl was ahead of its time Two years before The Kiss, Kathryn Harrison s critically acclaimed story of her incestuous relationship with her father, Dreschler s account of her abuse at the hands of her father, told from the point of view of an adolescent, is one of the most searingly honest, empathetic, and profoundly disturbing uses of the comics medium in its historyRendered entirely in black and white, Drechsler s meticulous brush lines gather into heavy textures that suggest the claustrophobic tension of the environment that threatens her pre teen and adolescent female protagonists Characters such as Lily, who can t escape her father s abuse, and Franny, a girl whose desire to be accepted leads her into dangerous territory, struggle not to be visually and emotionally overwhelmed Both girls are rendered in chunky, rounded lines, as if they ve been shaped by the oppressive weight of their blandly suburban milieu, where pretending that everything is all right and maintaining the status quo is prized above truth and upheaval However, Drechsler s characters also have wide open eyes, suggesting that they still maintain their innocence, and their world does contain some beauty and hope, as long as the characters have the resolve to look for it art and creation is offered as a form of salvation Central to this quasi memoir is Lily s relationship to her father a confused jumble of fear, trepidation, and loveDrechsler s book was nominated for an Ignatz award the year it was released, and she went on to create the critically acclaimed The Summer of Love With the critical and commercial success of mature and uncompromising works by women cartoonists such as Fun Home, Squirrel Mother, and Persepolis, Daddy s Girl should receive serious media attention and find a responsive readership This graphic novel deals with the very touchy subject of incest and rape The graphics make it a LITTLE easy to digest the subject, adding a childlike quality to it You can sense the fear and complexity of Lily s situation not wanting to hurt her mom with the truth and battling with her own self esteem and you can understand the guilt of Franny s for having done nothing and placing the blame on herself because she didn t say no My heart was broken by the end of this book I really wanted bot This graphic novel deals with the very touchy subject of incest and rape The graphics make it a LITTLE easy to digest the subject, adding a childlike quality to it You can sense the fear and complexity of Lily s situation not wanting to hurt her mom with the truth and battling with her own self esteem and you can understand the guilt of Franny s for having done nothing and placing the blame on herself because she didn t say no My heart was broken by the end of this book I really wanted both of these young ladies to find closure and get the help they needed I was angry with the dad and evenso with the mother, both mothers I wanted Lily to get the help that she needed, but I also wanted her to stand up for herself when she got older, by having the courage to speak up and tell a teacher or even her mom I would recommend this as a teaching tool for young kids Kids should know what sex is so that they understand that it is something they should speak out against and that it is not their fault when adults take advantage of them I am not saying teach them how to have sex, so please do not send me hate mail I am saying they should have a basic understanding of what sex is, i.e that it is soemthing that occurs between two consenting adults and that if any adult or other kid touches them in their no no area, that they should tell a parent, teacher or officer That they shouldn t be afraid to tell, because they didn t do anything wrong Powerful and heartbreakinga young girl Debbie is molested by her father as she tries to deal all the other problems associated with growing up The simplicity of the art helps convey the emotional trauma Debbie has to endure A warning the art is graphic A powerful testimony to this often stigmatized subject. Very disturbing narrative Well written, poignant, but doesn t offer very many solutions to the issue at hand. Raw and uncomfortable, like a bitter Lynda Barry.