Fairsquare Comics to publish No Kidding – a new graphic novel about women and pregnancy
Recently, the United States Supreme Court announced a move to overturn the landmark decision of Roe v. Wade, which granted women nearly five decades of safe access to abortion. Just before this decision was announced, the inclusive publisher that was introduced to the world just over two years ago by way of the successful and celebrated Noir is the New Black graphic novel solicited their planned Fall release of No Kidding; a brand-new graphic novel from writer Véro Cazot and superstar artist Marguerite Sauvage under her penname of Madeleine Martin.
To baby or not to baby? Meet Jane, a 35-year-old woman who knows she doesn’t want to be a mother. She doesn’t want to wake up at all hours of the night and sacrifice her personal life and identity for a mini-tyrant child! Then there’s Lucy. She didn’t plan on having a kid but became pregnant anyway. What to do? Her boyfriend wants to keep the baby but she’s young and barely started College. Abortion seems like the obvious choice. But is it? No Kidding is a real story about real women and their right to choose without the interference of politics or the notion of a ticking biological clock.
No Kidding is a journey into the heart, mind and soul of these women opting out of motherhood and how they find their place in a world full of children and laws about their bodies.
No Kidding will be released in bookstores everywhere on September 21, and available two weeks earlier at your friendly neighborhood comic shop on September 7.