Alice In Leatherland Vol 1 By Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli
Black Mask Studios
"Meet Alice, a writer of children’s books with a huge heart … that is absolutely crushed when she discovers her girlfriend is cheating. The crisis inspires her to seek a new life, and perhaps a new love, in San Francisco. This romantic comedy, written by Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli, who are a couple, is most assuredly for adults: The story depicts — sometimes with little left to the imagination — the ups and downs of casual sex. One conceit of the five-issue story, which wraps up in August, is that each chapter includes scenes of a fairy tale by Alice, about a firefly who is seeking a mate."-THE NEW YORK TIMES
CBR's Best of 2021 "At once heartfelt and humorous, Alice In Leatherland is a fairytale updated for the age of dating apps. Alice In Leatherland is queer-centered, positive representation of non-conventional sexual practices, and polyamory. Funny, emotional, and relevant in ways fans will love."-CBR
Graphic Policy's Best of 2021 "Alice in Leatherland is a wholesome, sexy, and hyper-stylized slice of life romance comic... The series explores sex and love through an expansive cast of LGBTQ+ characters that I wanted to spend more than five issues with. Alice in Leatherland is an emotional, funny read with well-developed queer characters and made me immediately add Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli to the list of creators I’ll read anything by."-Logan Dalton, Graphic Policy
"Alice in Leatherland is everything you'd want from a romance tale. Adorable, funny, insightful and just friggin gorgeously drawn. I hope this is just one of many such books from this creative team because my wallet is ready! Seriously! Buy this book!" --Stjepan Sejic (Sunstone)
“YOU SHOULD READ IT. Sexy, fun as hell and interesting.” --Mirka Andolfo (Unnatural, Sweet Paprika)
Alice, a young writer of children's story books, is hurtled out of her fairytale-like life when she discovers her girlfriend has been cheating on her!
Charmingly defiant, she leaves her small forest town and leaps into a new adventure to seek love (and find herself) in the fast life of San Francisco. There, her concept of pure, magical love will be completely overturned--her biggest challenge won't be reckoning with other people's sexual drive, it'll be getting a grip on her own!
From your new favorite writer and artist team of Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli, Alice In Leatherland is a comedy about sex and so, inevitably, about every other aspect of life, too.
As Iolanda and Elisa describe the book: "Sex is recounted as a way to investigate our relationship with ourselves and others, with our bodies and our place in the world; sexual pleasure as self-affirmation and growth. There is room for Love, too, and bravery. And for many good laughs, that never hurts."