Cartoonist Whit Taylor (The Nib, Fizzle) documents her road trip across Montana in this diary mini-comic, combining millennial humor with resonant observations about the state’s complicated history.
As she and her husband travel through semi-arid flatlands and sub-alpine mountains, Taylor reflects both on Montana’s breathtaking beauty and the enduring toll of Manifest Destiny on its land and people.
Balancing funny road trip anecdotes with thoughts on melting glaciers and the worrying prevalence of white nationalists, Montana Diary tells a slice of America’s story, knowing that you can’t separate its wonder from its tragedy.
2021 Ignatz Award Nominee for Outstanding Minicomic
2021 PW Graphic Novel Critics Poll – Honorable Mention
32 pages; 5.5″ x 8.5″; SRP: $5.00;
ISBN: 978-1-945509-69-8; Diamond: MAR218006
About The Author
Whit Taylor is an Ignatz-Award winning cartoonist, editor, and public health educator from New Jersey. Her comics have been published by The Nib, The New Yorker, Radiator Comics, Rosarium Publishing, and others. She is currently a contributing editor at The Nib.
A sharp, funny travelogue that seamlessly mixes autobiography with U.S. history.
“This is one of those comics that, through its understated eloquence, gives the reader much to ruminate on long after they have put it down. Always a signifier of the very best autobio work.”
“This instantly became one of my favorite mini-comics! Whit Taylor’s storytelling voice is casual, warm, and honest, as if she’s talking to a friend. I felt included in her thoughts and experiences, as if I had been there with her.”