WINNERS is the debut short collection by Swedish artist Anna Ehrlemark. Anna Ehrlemark is well known in Eastern Europe for her unconventional, twisted narratives and her striking visual style. Her comics explore feminist, queer, anti-capitalist themes and she has been published by the Balkan collectives Stripburger, Fijuk, and Komikaze. WINNERS collects 128 pages of her stories about family, nostalgia, chance, witchcraft, sex, abstinence, economy, and revenge. Science fiction in a future that is already old.
“There are certain artists that work and exist along the ridges of cultural plates, belonging to neither and all. They act as connective tissue, between different cultures, in this ever-crumbling world. I could not think of a better example of this than Anna Ehrlemark.” –From the afterword by Nina Bunjevac (Fatherland).
“Starkly beautiful… There’s depth to the comics: Many are funny, with a deeper layer of symbolism and yet another layer of unease. Ehrlemark is the real deal.” —Suzette Smith, Portland Mercury
“Ehrlemark’s surrealistic approach in the material presented in this volume can be interpreted as either a graphic choice or an attempt to co-opt the avant-garde as a tool for feminist discourse, but it is that same surrealist quality that also insulates the work from easy, deconstructionist reading.” — Zedric Dimalanta, Geeksverse
A Floating World Comics production, 2015
Pub Date: October 13, 2015
Diamond code: AUG150989