16.5 x 23 cm
128 pages in black & white
Softcover with flaps
ISBN : 9782848410753
To be published in November 2023, available for pre-order
Roxane is a young Parisian whose Bohemian life seems stuck in an endless loop of idle afternoons and wine-soaked nights with her roommate. Strapped for cash and novelty, she starts selling her used underwear online. Dirty Panties chronicles her first steps in this marketplace, from the creation of her online persona to the real-life rendezvous with shady customers.
This new business soon impacts Roxane’s daily life and the people around her. The world she has just stepped into might be much more bizarre than what she expected. Roxane’s journey exploring her own appetite for transgression tackles such contemporary themes as sex work, consent and economic domination. How far will she go and where will this end?
Maybelline Skvortzoff’s drawing is detailed and vivid and the story is in turn hilarious, awkward, touching and dark. Much like Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character in her TV series Fleabag, Roxane is at the same time completely clueless and determined to make it on her own in this world where everything can be bought and sold.
The French edition of Dirty Panties won the 2023 Artemisia award for best humor comic and has been shortlisted for many awards including the official selection of the 2023 Angouleme Festival.
Maybelline Skvortzoff was born in 1993 in Paris to a Cambodian mother and a Russian father. Her teenage years were spent devouring dozens of horror movies and the comics of Robert Crumb and Joe Matt. She then left Paris for Brussels to study cartooning. Dirty Panties is her first graphic novel.
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