It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: This Book Is for Someone, Somewhere.

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It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: This Book Is for Someone, Somewhere.

It's Lonely at the Centre of the Earth: This Book Is for Someone, Somewhere.

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Sure, it might be a little over-the-top at times but that’s what makes it work—it pushes everything just a little too far because that zone is where magic is made. So let’s reframe that slightly and say I wish we lived in a world where Zoe Thorogood could concentrate entirely on her own personal projects like the autobiographical It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, published this week by Image Comics. This book is presented as an autobiography, and much of it is the author trying to find material to fill the book - and much of the material she finds is her own mental state. What we are gathered for here today is to celebrate Zoe Thorogood and It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth, her marvelous ‘ auto-bio-graphical novel’ that deals with art, depression, suicide, and just living a life. one of the obvious reasons that this book didn't work for me is bc it's a graphic novel and ig those are just not for me.

It’s a baffling phenomenon; the unwanted offspring of an unhealthy union between obscene privilege and a performative rejection of empathy. there's something about thorogood's way of story telling that makes it different from other peoples, but so enjoyable.The reason for it has to do with the fact that most of those talks end up with some shitty phrase of „support“ such as „think positive“, „you can do it“, „there is nothing wrong with you“ from those you think of as friends. I felt no empathy reading it - rather, I wanted her to take control those times she realised she was enjoying her misery. I love it when an artist can also tell his/her own story and wow can this young talent draw and tell a good story. This is where It’s Lonely at the Centre of the Earth is at its most triumphant as a piece of comics craft.

At one point, Thorogood is shocked to discover how many people find her work relatable, but reminds herself, "You're sad and mildly insufferable.

She chronicles six months of her life, including going to a convention and meeting/staying with an American artist she has kind of idealized and developed a crush on. He is also a co-organiser of the annual UK Small Press Day and has been a judge or committee member for the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition, the British Comic Awards and the SICBA Awards.

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