By Ulli Lust. Published by Fantagraphics.
Softcover, 368 pages, 2-Colour, 2019.
This graphic memoir is about obsession, gender conflict, and self-liberation, told with an honesty few cartoonists are capable of.
Lust's follow-up to her first internationally lauded graphic memoir, How I Tried to Be a Good Person, picks up directly where its predecessor left off. Revealing and powerful, Lust recounts her life as a young, enthusiastic anarchist making her way in Vienna in the 1990s - and of her love for two men: the "perfect companion" Georg, an actor twenty years her elder, and the "perfect lover," Kimata, a Nigerian man-about-town. As her relationships with the two men evolve, jealousy increasingly mounts and leads to emotional and violent outbreaks that threaten her life.