Holy Moly

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Written and illustrated almost entirely during classtime over several years, Holy Moly is a baffling example of how profoundly interesting drawing, instead of paying attention, can be.

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Often this behavior is misunderstood; one might be mistakenly called such names as, "flaky," "jerknut," or "a youth." Luckily, you are not really listening anyway.

Leah Hayes is an illustrator and musician. She has worked for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and various music magazines. She draws pictures during the day, and plays music by night. She has also been yelled at her whole life for doodling during class, for which she is very grateful.

Staff Review:
Man...I wish I had kept all of my drawings I did in those old Composition notebooks in class instead of paying attention. That's pretty much Holy Moly (except much, much better), a bunch of drawings that look like they were done with a Bic disposable pen during a Social Studies class (not much of a narrative, and unlike me, Hayes doesn't try her own recreation of a Kiss, Journey or Boston logo). One small note to all zinesters, comix makers: stop with the composition notebook covers. I can think of about a dozen of them right now, and they don't seem to grab people's attention (although to Hayes' credit, she doesn't copy the cover, she draws the marble pattern by hand - pretty cool, and pretty much the final, defining word on this type of cover). -Benn Ray, Atomic Books Blog

Additional Information

Author Leah Hayes
Publisher Fantagraphics Books
Page Count 40pp
Publication Size 6 x 8.25
Publication Notes saddle-stitched, b/w
Publication Date January 2005
ISBN 000-0000000000

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