Intended for mature audiences
A finely wrought account of aliens and alienation in the suburbs. German cartoonist Aisha Franz's debut graphic novel details a few short days in the life of two sisters and their single mother. Set in a soulless suburb populated by block after block of identical row houses bordered by empty fields and an industrial no-man's land, Earthling explores the loneliness of everyday life through these women's struggle to come to terms with what the world expects of them. Drawn in deep grey pencil, Earthling is an atmospheric and haunting account of the inevitability of losing the dream worlds of childhood.