My Riot OGN
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My Riot OGN

Writer: Rick Spears Artist: Emmett Helen Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: September 9, 2020 Cover Price: $17.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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1991-Val, a teenager from a conservative family, has grown up dreaming of becoming a ballerina, but recently something has changed. She's begun feeling pressure to conform to a specific idea of beauty, body type, and a personality that just doesn't fit.
Val meets Kat, a smart, witty girl that doesn't take any crap off anyone. Kat introduces Val to punk rock. Along with Rudie, another new friend, the three form an all-girl punk band they ironically name The Proper Ladies.
Soon Val and her friends find themselves caught up in a movement with other girls also starting bands-also finding their voice. Collectively, these "riot grrrls" disc more

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 3, 2020

    Rick Spears and Emmett Helen dig deep and capture the epic emotions of growing up through the language of spot colored, ink slinging punk rock comics in My Riot. Valerie is a well-developed protagonist with a complex web of relationships that directly bleed into her music and lyrics. It's really beautiful to see her journey from simply being to becoming as some very un-punk philosophers would say. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Oct 21, 2020

    Rick Spears and Emmett Helen dig deep and capture the epic emotions of growing up through the language of spot colored, ink slinging punk rock comics in My Riot. Valerie is a well-developed protagonist with a complex web of relationships that directly bleed into her music and lyrics. It's really beautiful to see her journey from simply being to becoming as some very un-punk philosophers would say. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Kellie Keener Jul 31, 2020

    My Riot is the story of one girl's coming of age in the DIY music scene, and her journey to self-acceptance. This is the perfect story for anyone that loves reading about the Riot Grrrl movement, and anyone fighting to find their voice. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Andrea Ayres Aug 21, 2020

    It's a solid graphic novel, but too many storylines stop it from being great. Illustrator Emmett Helen's work is stand-out and readers should look forward to seeing more from them. Read Full Review

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