She's a beautiful hardcover named Ruins weighing 3 lbs. and 328 pages long
And I was overjoyed to hear positve things from some enthusiastic relatives:
Uncle Publishers Weekly gave her a starred review
"This magnificent graphic novel by Kuper (The Metamorphosis, World War 3) follows an American couple who decamp for Oaxaca, Mexico, for a sabbatical and creative recharge, only to get far more than they bargained for... Partly autobiographical, Ruins was inspired by two years Kuper and his family spent in Oaxaca during the long, bloody teachers’ strike of 2006, during which police killed several protesters and a U.S. journalist. Richly illuminated by Kuper’s trademark light touch with relationships and steely political acumen, it’s a beautiful, epic roman à clef about the importance of seeking the new and questioning the old."
Aunt Library Journal also had some nice things to say, with a star
"Kuper’s evocative artwork captures the heartbreaking events that occurred in Mexico in 2006 under the regime of Gov. Ulises Ruiz Ortiz, and his narrative blends the above mentioned elements into a seamlessly poignant piece about the inescapable revolutions of existence. As a work with strong visual narratives, Ruins is a valuable addition to any graphic fiction collection."
Please join me in welcoming my new child into the world...
Tomorrow, Tuesday September 22nd at 7 pm I will be having a presentation for her at The Strand Bookstore in NYC.