I never thought a surreal comic about gay puppygirls in love and in art school (and, after their tragic suicides, in hell) would ever make me cry, but here we are. Pinky, the performance artist of the relationship, literally gives her life to art and Pepper (the painter) follows soon after. There's something so brilliant about a depiction of hell that leans into the worst of Catholic guilt so as to thoroughly subvert it: a hell where queer artists, through vivacious masochism and dedication to each other, thrive. Ivy Atoms says so much with so little, and has created something that could help anyone who gives their life to love and art flourish. Recommended By Cosima C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
After Pinky’s lethal performance art piece, her devoted girlfriend Pepper follows her into death, only to find that in Hell, Pinky is… thriving?!
Pinky and Pepper Forever is a dark comedy full of furry feelings and a little gay Catholic guilt.
Follow these two puppygirls’ relationship and artwork on Earth and their new life along the River Styx.
"Each page is bright, with vibrant colours and full of energy. Bright pink, purple, orange, and green pop off the page and with very little black space the artwork has an almost psychedelic feel." Christa Seeley, Women Write About Comics
"Pinky and Pepper Forever is full of sincere, beautiful art that practically writhes off the page. Ivy Atoms is a genius; this book made me cry." Carta Monir, The Comics Journal
About the Author
Ivy Atoms is a cartoonist and multi-disciplinary artist from California. Her work is centered around queer experience in the current Hellscape. Told through surreal, cute and often disturbing imagery, Ivy's works of fiction aim to create a world where gay freaks are allowed to thrive.