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Who Will Make the Pancakes: Five Stories By Megan Kelso Cover Image
ISBN: 9781683966708
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Fantagraphics - November 1st, 2022

I'm a huge lover of graphic short stories as a genre (hello Jillian Tamaki and Michael DeForge), so I was excited to learn that Megan Kelso's latest would mark her return to this format. However, the five sections of Who Will Make the Pancakes? do not feel short to me--despite their brevity, each one builds a kind of intimacy that isn't usually easy to access. Kelso quietly ushers us into each of these delicate worlds and trusts us to be respectful listeners to the problems that unfold there, from the silence surrounding a predator in a community of teenage PNW climbers, to a new mother's recontextualizing of her own mother's experience of pregnancy, to a family whose domestic labor is peformed by entirely by cats. Each story glows.