Synopses & Reviews
Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she's having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.
Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story.
Praise for Page by Paige
and#8220;Gulledge's bandw illustrations are simple but well-suited to their subject matter; the work as a whole is a good-natured, optimistic portrait of a young woman evolving toward adulthood.and#8221; and#8211;Publishers Weeklyand#160;
Amanda and Eric, blissfully happy and soon to be engaged, have the kind of romance that seems charmed. Amandaandrsquo;s home life is tumultuous at best, so her close relationship with Ericandrsquo;s familyandmdash;particularly with her andldquo;surrogate motherandrdquo;andmdash;feels like perfection.
Then one shocking incident destroys everything. When Ericandrsquo;s brother, Scott, commits an unspeakable act against Amanda, he challenges familial relationships and divides friendships at their picturesque New England university. Eric and Amandaandrsquo;s formerly airtight romance begins to falter. Despite their enduring love, the pain Scott caused threatens to destroy them.
Itandrsquo;s up to Amanda to channel the courage she needs to thrive. But in the wake of events both devastating and uncontrollable, how can a victimized young woman reclaim happiness?
About the Author
Rachel Dukes has an MFA from the Center for Cartoon Studies. Her first self-published mini-comic, Frankie Comics, won the 2013 Art Exchange program by Marc Calvary. She draws comics for BOOM! Studiosandrsquo; Garfield and Mitch Clemandrsquo;s As You Were, and is a regular contributor to anthologies and fanzines by other indie cartoonists. For 10 years she ran a mini comics and distribution company, Poseur Ink (2003andndash;2013). Dukes lives in Los Angeles. Find out more at mixtapecomics.com.