The Contradictions

The Contradictions is an Eisner award-winning story, collected and published as a graphic novel by Drawn & Quarterly in September 2020.

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The Contradictions is a masterpiece. Sophie Yanow’s tale of hitchhiking around Europe under the spell of a sulky, fixie-riding anarchist is a pitch-perfect portrait of youthful disillusionment and self-discovery. Yanow’s impeccable ligne claire drawing seems to mathematically cancel out everything nonessential in her panels, and the effect is surprisingly, even transcendently, emotional.” —Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

The Contradictions is Yanow’s best work yet. The atmosphere of Yanow’s lines paired with the clarity of her writing form a style of comics that I have never seen before. Every panel makes you want to cry and laugh simultaneously. “—Tillie Walden, author of On a Sunbeam