“Set along the fault lines of humanity and technology, this short-story collection disorients the senses even as it grounds us in the quirks of 21st-century life — all bundled with virtuosic visuals and slyly brilliant wit.”
Featured in Washington Post’s Best 10 Graphic Novels of 2017.
“Jillian Tamaki’s short comics are propelled by contemporary phenomena: One character joins a skin-care pyramid scheme, while another launches a porn sitcom.”
Featured in NPR’s Book Concierge Great Reads of 2017.
Boundless is a treasure chest of modern stories. The graphic novel is a tribute to the evolving styles of the creator, Jillian Tamaki, who is an illustrator and cartoonist based in Toronto.
She vividly depicts several stories with her one of a kind art style. There is a woman, Jenny, going through a breakup and becomes obsessed with her image on social media website, Facebook as she feels it represents a true, more authentic view of herself. Another woman called Helen finds her clothes and shoes becoming too big for her body as she shrinks away into nothing.
This novel takes a delve into the minds of animals as well as those of the city open up their minds to human being while a mysterious music file emerges on the internet and forms the basis of a cult.
These are only a few of the depictions made in this book.
This novel is both realistic and fantasy-based, hinting at the possibility of transcendence from a person’s culture, his relationships and even himself. The collection of stories showcases a powerful blend of humor and emotion. The book and its author are both highly praised.
Some of these recognitions include:
“Jillian Tamaki boldly emerges as a new titan of the comics medium… The whole endeavor feels like Adrian Tomine meets Jorge Luis Borges, while also feeling like nothing we’ve seen before.” – Vulture
“An ambitious and eclectic set of tales … In Boundless, Tamaki tackles subtle shifts in emotion, identity, and power.” – The Atlantic
“Revelatory… Tamaki has delivered an essential collection of truly modern fiction in comics form.” – Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
“Tamaki’s voice shines throughout this masterpiece… as she effortlessly blends love and pain, fantasy and reality.” – Nylon Magazine