By Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover. Published by Top Shelf.
Softcover, 112 pages, 2-Color, 2011.
There are plenty of established facts concerning 26-year-old Annah Billips. She likes sushi and mountains, but hates paper cuts and beer breath. She dates girls and boys, and loves to travel. She may have a missing sister, or she might be insane. Did Annah invent an imaginary sister named Ginger during her parents’ ferocious divorce, or did her mad scientist father extract part of her brain and transform it into a living twin? In this graphic novel, a host of narrators including boyfriends, girlfriends, magicians, pigeons, bulldogs, and convenience store clerks follow Annah through a night in her life in an attempt to determine that one last fact about Annah…and the Gingerbread Girl.
Written by Paul Tobin, art by Colleen Coover.
“The talents of artist Colleen Coover and writer Paul Tobin create this delightful exploration into the life of a mysterious young woman, Annah Billips, as she struggles with issues of self and inner self.” –Comics Grinder
“Gingerbread Girl is funny and warm-hearted. It’s a little bit romantic but a lot bit just plain human.” –Good OK Bad
"Complex and engaging... I found this graphic novel to be enthralling." -- Mark Frauenfelder, Boing Boing
"An engaging, breezy read... Gingerbread Girl captures the romance of being young and kooky in a hip city, while acknowledging that sometimes what seems like conscious eccentricity masks deeper issues." -- Noel Murray, The AV Club
"A delight to read on every page... It has charm to burn." -- Hillary Brown, Paste Magazine
"A tasty delight." -- Jonathan Rigby, Page 45
"Thought provoking, interesting and fun... The story examines psychology, imagination, human behaviour, childhood, fantasy, interaction between people, friendship, and love all in 104 pages and yet it never feels heavy or brooding, but always light, interesting and cheerful." -- Phil Oldham, Comic Buzz
"I'm absolutely in love with Gingerbread Girl, and I'm already dying for another Tobin and Coover collaboration." -- Greg McElhatton, Read About Comics
"Compelling." -- Grace Evans, Shameless
"The pictures are pretty! There's a talking pigeon!" -- Carolyn Yates, Autostraddle