An Unflinching Account Of Survival As A Trans Sex Worker: The Pervert From Image

by Olly MacNamee

Coming this April from Image Comics is a debut graphic novel with a very ‘honest and touching‘ tale of one trans girl living in Seattle, working the streets and surviving through the shadowy world of the sex worker. It may be told through anthropomorphic animals, but it’ll be a no-holes-barred, unflinching account of her life.
From the sample pages below, I think you’ll get a good feel for the book’s tone and subject matter. All coming from the creative team of debut writer Michelle Perez and artist Remy Boydell (Emergency!, Recovery Blogger) and which continues the narrative begun in the Eisner-nominated comics magazine Island in full, painted color this April.
Perez says:

This graphic novel’s creation went through a relationship—its end, illness, personal hardship, and great triumph. Remy and I are happy to share it with the world and with anyone who enjoys truth in storytelling and experience. If you hope, you’ll love this book. If you despair, you’ll love this book. If you wanna piss someone off, you’ll love this book.

Boydell reflects:

I spent a lot of time working in a comic book store when I was a kid, looking for things I related to. I feel like this book is going to be really important.

The Pervert (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0741-4) hits comic book stores Wednesday, April 25th. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, March 12th.
It will arrive in bookstores Tuesday, May 1st. It is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.

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