These punk rock humor comics by Liz Prince (celebrated creator of Tomboy, Coady and the Creepies, and Will You Still Love Me If I Wet The Bed?) are back in print and better than ever.
Still as hilarious, heartfelt, and embarrassing as the original, Be Your Own Backing Band V. 2 is the first-ever full-color collection of Liz’s comics, and an essential addition to your LIZbrary. Enjoy!
Praise for Liz Prince
In many respects, having punk as a focus gives Prince the ability to tell stories about her relationships, her feelings about gender and how that’s evolved, her feelings about art and her feelings about community. Punk mediates each of these aspects of her personality without her going too far down any particular rabbit hole. It gives her a constraint to work against, which makes her comics more dynamic and interesting. It’s also obvious that writing about punk is an expression of pure joy for her, channeling all of her emotions (positive and negative) onto the page. There will always be a central sweetness to Prince’s work that borders on twee, but this book never crosses that divide.
The gags make readers laugh in the moment, but there are insights that stick around long after the book goes back on the shelf.
Prince’s tongue-in-cheek black-and-white line drawings, in a charming style reminiscent of Jeffrey Brown’s autobiographical comics, pack a punch in this empowering memoir that should have ample appeal for any kid who feels like an outsider.
Previous (black and white) edition is out of print:
(Old) ISBN: 978-1-945509-06-3; (Old) Diamond: STL065606