From my inbox from Karrie Fransman... The House That Groaned is her graphic novel which references issues of bodily anxiety and image from a feminist perspective:
"I wanted to drop you a line as my my new graphic novel 'The House That Groaned' has just been released by Random House's Square Peg. It's off to a flying start with praise from film director Nicolas Roeg, a fantastic review from Paul Gravett and it was voted no.1 book by Foyles just the other week. You can have a play with the book at www.thehousethatgroaned.com and watch an animated trailer here": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tiha_y4nCBU.
Quotes: 'KARRIE FRANSMAN breaks all the rules of storytelling; accumulated over the past thousands of years. She creates a confusion at first, that suddenly bursts into the obvious and simplest fact; that all the stories of, and in our lives, are personal and private. Unlinked and unlike anyone else’s…..like our DNA. The only way this wonderful ‘Book’ could have been written is by illustration….not by word…..rather like the hidden stories drawn on the walls of caves.-Nicholas Roeg (director of Don't look Now and Walkabout)
'Oddly macabre and moving at the same time, more absurdist magic realism than gritty kitchen-sink drama, few British debut graphic novels have been as audacious and unsettling as this.' Paul Gravett (journalist, curator and The Man at the Crossroads)