Evelyn Evelyn by Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley, Illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler (will be released October 5, 2011)
Evelyn and Evelyn haven’t had an easy life. From the day they were born conjoined by a shared liver, the girls have known nothing but pain and tragedy.
Bouncing from one horrid home to another (first the home a crazed chicken farmed who treated them more like chickens than little girls the last being an abusive circus who only cared to put them on display) Evelyn and Evelyn only had each other to depend on.
Until the day they discovered music and music discovers them. But will the music world accept this odd talented duo, or will they shun them like everyone else has?
Evelyn Evelyn written by musicians Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley is a haunting yet beautiful graphic novel that tells of the trials and tribulations of being different. Told from the conjoined twins perspective, the story is fast paced and will keep readers at the edge of their seats.
Full of power and raw emotion, Evelyn Evelyn’s story will pull at readers heartstrings. Even though this is fiction it is very well crafted, realized, and written. This graphic novel wouldn’t be anything without the graphics. Evelyn Evelyn’s illustrations by Cynthia von Buhler are, macabre yes, but are also rich and lush. They lend a feeling of foreboding to the overall storyline, but still manage to paint in a glimmer of hope.
Evelyn Evelyn is a unique graphic novel that stands out among the masses. Fun, dark, and humorous, there is something to please all it’s readers.