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"BONEME: How to Kiss a Monster" by the lovely late great Joy Rip is an experimental graphic novel that is more of an art book or artist’s book than a comic book.

Boneme is the name of our central character. And it tells the story of a poor joyless boy who is determined to experience something called happiness, especially romantic happiness, before he dies.

Unfortunately, it is not to be. Joy, the narrator of our story and Boneme's dream girl, dies at our poor desperate boy's own hands.

Is this picture book a cautionary tale about unrealistic hopes of happiness… unattainable dreams of joy? Or is it a nihilistic fairy tale?

“BONEME” is a tale for telling when there is nothing left to say… It is a tale for telling when tragedy is neither beautiful nor profound, only overwhelmingly painful and ugly.

It is a tale to be told when tragedy is utterly unredeemable.

There are people born unhappy every day… or are quickly made unhappy after birth. Boneme is just one. Their stories rarely get recorded or told. And... for good reason. No one wants to hear it. That is why this silent majority is so silent.

This story is meant for them and those who think they know someone like them. This story is meant for anyone who has no story... anyone wants to hear. Enjoy.

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File Last Updated:
September 07, 2014
This title was added to our catalog on September 07, 2014.