Excuse Me: Cartoons, Complaints, and Notes to Self (Paperback)
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Liana Finck puts the absurd and the profound into a cocktail shaker, mixes them up, and serves them up on the page in the form of these brilliant cartoons. I laughed aloud more times than I can count — and also put my hand on my heart in recognition of the more melancholy sentiments. She’s a genius.— Mary Laura
A razor-sharp collection from the acclaimed New Yorker cartoonist and Instagram sensation whom Vulture recently called “a remarkable young talent”
With her trademark, scratchy style and keen eye for the absurd, Liana Finck has amassed a large, devoted following who love the deeply insightful, delightfully odd way she describes how we all experience the world.
Excuse Me assembles more than 500 of her most loved cartoons from Instagram and The New Yorker over the past few years, in such distinctive chapters as: Love & Dating; Gender & Other Politics; Animals; Art & Myth-Making; Humanity; Time, Space, and How to Navigate Them; Strangeness, Shyness, Sadness; and Notes to Self.
Melancholy and hilarious, relatable and surreal, intensely personal yet surprisingly universal, Excuse Me brings together the best work so far by one of the most talented young comics artists working today.
About the Author
Liana Finck is the author of Passing for Human and a regular contributor to The New Yorker. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and a Six Points Fellowship for Emerging Jewish Artists. She has had artist residencies with MacDowell, Yaddo, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Center, Headlands Center for the Arts, and Willapa Bay.
PRAISE FOR LIANA FINCK
“Wonderfully intimate.”—The New York Times
“Her art echoes her mind — sparse line drawings in moments of loss, dreamy scenes in moments of discovery — and in channeling her anxieties onto the page, she invites readers to join her.”—Buzzfeed
“Finck’s whimsy acts as a microscope to better understand family, romance, and isolation.”—Publishers Weekly
“No one draws like Liana Finck, and no one enchants like her either.”—Stacey Schiff
“About love, family, creativity and the quest for selfhood – in other words, with stuff that concerns us all.”—The Guardian
“[A] lightning bolt sensibility.”—Nylon
“Achingly beautiful.”—Cup of Jo