"Mother's Work" is a beautiful, unvarnished, and compelling new comic about motherhood from Lauren R. Weinstein.
For this issue of Frontier, Lauren revisits the week of her second daughter's birth. In the retelling of the story and its surrounding paths, Lauren opens a window into a deeply personal, beautiful part of our human experience. The comic moved me (as a parent myself) in a way few other stories have. This is a story about navigating motherhood as a working artist, about best-laid plans, and about lingering in these transformative moments.
In the words of Gabrielle Bell from the book's epigraph, "Behind every beautiful thing, there is something sordid."
32 pages, full color, with author interview.
Lauren Weinstein is an award-winning cartoonist, whose acclaimed comic strip, Normel Person, ran weekly in the Village Voice and now Popula.com. Sometimes her work can be spotted in the New Yorker and The Guardian and The Paris Review. She has published three books: Girl Stories, Inside Vineyland and Goddess of War. Currently she is working on a teenage memoir tentatively entitled, Calamity, to be published by Henry Holt, and a collection of her comics about motherhood.