It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth OGN
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It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth OGN

Writer: Zoe Thorogood Artist: Zoe Thorogood Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 9, 2022 Cover Price: $12.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
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Cartoonist ZOE THOROGOOD records six months of her own life as it falls apart in a desperate attempt to put it back together again in the only way she knows how. IT'S LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH is an intimate metanarrative that looks into the life of a selfish artist who must create for her own survival.
A poignant, slice-of-life-style story perfect for fans of Adrian Tomine's The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Cartoonist.

  • 10
    AIPT - Justin Harrison Nov 15, 2022

    Zoe Thorogood's six-month autobiography is an impeccably crafted study of the cartoonist and her life. Thorogood's craft is breathtakingespecially her style-hopping and depiction of sensationand she navigates the fraught art of writing about oneself with care and precision. The resulting comic is unforgettable. Read Full Review

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    But Why Tho? - William Tucker Nov 10, 2022

    I adore the way the art or writing doesnt adhere to rules, and actively mocks the rules it is meant to follow. The versatility makes you sob then laugh then feel guilty because you laughed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Nov 10, 2022

    Beautifully composed and overwhelmingly powerful, Zoe Thorogood's autobiographical graphic novel It's Lonely at the Center of the Earth runs the gamut of human emotion to arrive at something that feels like we shouldn't be reading - but are so privileged to be able to. Read Full Review

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    Comic Watch - Lillian Hochwender Nov 12, 2022

    Its Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is a vital reminder of what comics and their creators are capable of - and its a hilarious, horrifying, heartbreaking read, to boot. Read Full Review

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    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Nov 9, 2022

    Its Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is a beautiful book, giving us insights into Zoe Thorogoods battle with depression and social anxiety. It's a fearless document of a time of change in Zoes life, raw, emotional and heartfelt. This is easily one of the best books of the year, both in terms of story and artwork, and its highly recommended. Read Full Review

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    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Oct 12, 2022

    Honestly, this is a difficult book to review simply because its so personal. Sure, the technical execution is impressive, and the use of different artistic styles and metanarrative devices is certainly engaging, but your individual mileage here will undoubtedly vary based on your own experiences, mindset, and empathy, I guess? For me, Im not sure I can remember the last time a graphic novel hit me quite as hard as this one did. Deeply moving at some points, and actually kinda uplifting at others, Zoe takes us on a brief but memorable journey alongside her for six months of her life, giving the reader a firsthand insight into the mind of a troubled but supremely talented creator. Read Full Review

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