On Wednesday November 24th, The Beguiling and Little Island Comics are excited to welcome Rosena Fung to launch her new YA graphic novel LIVING WITH VIOLA from Annick Press.
Viola will be taking over our Instagram for the day leading up to an Instagram Live interview with Serah-Marie McMahon
This is an online event which will be featured on the Beguiling Instagram account throughout the day and then streaming via Instagram Live here: instagram.com/thebeguiling/
Living with Viola is available for preorder now in our webstore.
Heartbreakingly honest and quietly funny, this graphic novel from a debut creator is a refreshingly real exploration of mental health, cultural differences, and the trials of middle school.
Livy is already having trouble fitting in as the new girl at school—and then there’s Viola. Viola is Livy’s anxiety brought to life, a shadowy twin that only Livy can see or hear. Livy tries to push back against Viola’s relentless judgment, but nothing seems to work until she strikes up new friendships at school. Livy hopes that Viola’s days are numbered. But when tensions arise both at home and at school, Viola rears her head stronger than ever. Only when Livy learns how to ask for help and face her anxiety does she finally figure out living with Viola.
Rosena Fung draws on her own early experiences with anxiety and the pressures of growing up as the child of Chinese immigrant parents to craft a charming, deeply personal story that combines the poignancy of Raina Telgemeier’s Guts with the wacky humor of Lumberjanes. Exuberant, colorful art brings Livy’s rich imaginative world—filled with everything from sentient dumplings to flying unicorns—to life on the page.