Maids OGN
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Maids OGN

Writer: Katie Skelly Artist: Katie Skelly Publisher: Fantagraphics Books Release Date: October 21, 2020 Critic Reviews: 2
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The scandalous true crime story about the Papin Sisters, as told by one of comics' most stylized talents. Christine Papin, an overworked live-in maid, is reunited with her younger sister, Lea, who has also been hired by the wealthy Lancelin family. They make the estate's beds, scrub the floors, and spy on the domestic strife that routinely occurs within its walls. What starts as petty theft by the maids ― who are flashing back to their tumultuous time in a convent ― shortly turns into something more nefarious. Madame Lancelin’s increasingly unhinged abuse ignites the sisters' toxic upbringing and social class exploitation and explodes i more

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Kate Kowalski Oct 29, 2020

    So maybe it's telling that the gory murder of the two careless and cruel Lancelin women feels less like a tragedy and more like an inevitability. (I think) I'm not the only one who might get a sense of satisfaction from this retelling of the famous case. After all, Skelly's focus isn't on the crime and punishment of these young women, but rather the bondage and suffering that cultivated their shared psychosis and sparked the flame that ended up burning the whole house down. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Nov 3, 2020

    Overall, Maids is another striking visual piece from Katie Skelly. However, it's a shame she doesn't build enough on her concept to make it truly stand apart and play on our minds, although it is an eerie portrait of sisterhood. Read Full Review

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