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Wendy, Master of Art Reviews

Wendy, Master of Art by Walter Scott

Wendy, Master of Art

Walter Scott

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Category: Graphic Novels
Imprint: Drawn and Quarterly
Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly
Publication date: 4 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781770463998

The existential dread of making (or not making) art takes centre stage in this trenchant satire of MFA culture

5 stars out of 5
Rachel Cooke
21 Jul 2020

"witty graphic novel unleashes hipster hell"

as well as being very funny and acute, Wendy, Master of Art is also weirdly touching. For all her faults, his heroine is intensely likable. When she texts men late at night, half-cut, you long for someone to wrest her phone from her hand; when she cries (or tries not to cry) you feel for her, even though you know she’s deluded to tell herself that her boyfriend’s two-timing is in fact polyamory. On the page, rendered in Scott’s thick, black lines, she’s so vivid. You know she’s getting in a state because her lips tulip comically, and her big, round eyes become two unseeing black craters.