Fiction. Graphic Novel. Art. Shortlisted for 2020 the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer. Shortlisted for the 2020 Doug Wright Award for Best Book. In the post-punk, global economy of the 1980s, four young women from very different backgrounds are united by a common goal: justice. CURB ANGELS features fearless female characters on a mission that crosses borders and challenges the status quo. In the face of exploitation and violence against women, they carve their own path and leave a touch of well-deserved wreckage along the way. Powerhouse team Lisa Mendis and Christopher Ducharme join forces in this tour-de-force graphic novel debut to push boundaries and buttons as they explore culturally taboo subjects through sequential art.
"A great read with compelling characters. A page turner I had to see through to the end!"—Richard Comely
"Exotic, action-packed adventure that's full of good humour and heart."—Nicholas Burns
"Action, intrigue and a boldly unique art style pour out of every single page. With a diverse cast of strong female characters, CURB ANGELS is a refreshing addition to the graphic novel landscape."—Scott A. Ford
Christopher Ducharme is a Winnipeg-based artist and writer. He has published several web-comics. His art style is minimalist black and white line art and his writing style dabbles in the darkness of the human heart. Everything he knows is self-taught, learned over years of observation, with a few nods to very helpful mentors. Author City: WINNIPEG, MB CAN
Lisa Mendis is a Winnipeg based illustrator, print maker and graphic designer. She received BFA (Honours) from the University of Manitoba. Lisa works in digital, traditional pen and ink and silk screen. A comic enthusiast she values the art of storytelling through the medium. She teaches adult and youth classes at Martha Street Studio, and is involved with studio and school programs at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. Lisa has published biweekly strips in local newspapers and is currently working on a new graphic novel.Author City: WINNIPEG, MB CAN