Christina Kelly Comic Series: In All That Brown the Sun Went Down
Children’s Book Author! Mid Century Lesbian! Freudian Analysand!
A comic series inspired by and loosely based on the life of the Margaret Wise Brown. Who is not charmed by the incantation of Brown’s most famous book Goodnight Moon or the easter eggs on short little legs in the strange dreams of the Color Kittens? However it was The Runaway Bunny got me thinking. The mother bunny is an ambiguous character. Between the lines of the book is the fine line between a comforting mother who provides security and an overbearing mother who stifles independence. After reading the book a few times to my son I decided to do a little research on Margaret Wise Brown. I learned that she was not only an accomplished artist but also a fascinating person. Tales from her spirited and complicated life are the inspiration for this ongoing comic.
VOLUME 1: Desolation & VOLUME 2: Volume 3: Cat Life
also available in a box set with artwork cover
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