*This story also collected in Alone In Space.
By Tillie Walden. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.
Hardcover, 56 pages, B&W, 2016.
Shifting between the everyday and the surreal, A City Inside recounts one woman’s life from childhood home, to the first love that she will never forget, to the creation of the idea of herself that she can grow old with and the home that she can grow old in.
Walden’s follow up to the lyrical I Love This Part is a poetic exploration of the process of growing older; the journey towards finding out who you are and building a life for yourself.
It is a universal story of how we don’t just come-of-age once, but many times throughout our lives.
Praise For A City Inside
"The confidence of this work is startling—her linework is crisp and bold, her shadows deeply black, her turns of phrase heartbreakingly earnest... this slim volume feels like a mission statement and a herald of oncoming talent—a wonderful work on its own, and a sign of things to come.” - Publishers Weekly
“Tillie Walden is a prodigious and stunning artist. Her books have consistently been tender, wistful, complex, and stunning. Her latest release from Avery Hill Publishing is A City Inside and it is everything you would expect from a Tillie Walden comic.” - Daniel Elkin, Comics Bulletin
“A City Inside, though a quick read is a study of aging, of adulthood, of continual growing pains–and one that really moved me. Walden’s comics are cool, calm, relaxed–and confident…. the control displayed in her story construction and linework is second only to the feelings she’s able to evoke.” - J. A. Micheline, Comics Bulletin
56 pages, B/W