Catalog

Record Details

Catalog Search



On a sunbeam / Tillie Walden.

Walden, Tillie, 1996- author, illustrator. (Author).
Image of item

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library Y G WAL (Text) 33500012800595 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library Y G WAL (Text) 33500012800587 New Checked out 07/26/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250178145
  • ISBN: 1250178142
  • ISBN: 9781250178138
  • ISBN: 1250178134
  • Physical Description: 533 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, 2018.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: In two interwoven timelines, a ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together; and two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love, only to learn the pain of loss.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 September #2
    *Starred Review* When Mia joins a crew tasked with restoring abandoned space ruins, it's clear she's running from something. But between the hard work and the spirited characters of her shipmates, there's hardly time to dwell on it. Interspersed flashbacks of strong-willed Mia at her all-girls boarding school hint at her troubles—a burgeoning romance with her classmate Grace, sneaking into the gym to (disastrously) try flying a small ship—but it's not until she and her crewmates get a job restoring an ancient, strange temple that the pieces start coming together. Walden's (Spinning, 2017) swirling, atmospheric artwork is phenomenal: she plays with darkness and shadows in captivating ways perfectly in keeping with the light-poor space atmosphere, and swathes of luminous, saturated color only emphasize that darkness. There aren't many planets in the inky black, star-speckled backgrounds, but architectural structures float freely, and they're set together at weird, surprising angles, unconstrained by gravity. There's an organic, familiar quality to the spaces, with trees, rock formations, window seats, cathedral ceilings, and messy rooms, but the starry expanses outside every window are a stark reminder of their interstellar location. The sparking interplay between familiar and foreign is utterly mesmerizing, and the story carries that through as well: the sf components are inventive and compellingly strange, but the romance between Mia and Grace, not to mention the warm, teasing affection among Mia's crewmates, grounds the story in a heartening, recognizable place. A remarkable, stunning comic. Grades 8-12. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. Her graphic novels with First Second include her autobiographical work Spinning and the sci-fi epic On a Sunbeam. She is a two-time Eisner nominee and Ignatz Award winner who now lives in Los Angeles. When she is not drawing comics, Tillie can be found walking and listening to audiobooks or asleep with a cat.

Subject: Outer space > Comic books, strips, etc.
Teenage girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Boarding schools > Comic books, strips, etc.
Lesbians > Comic books, strips, etc.
Outer space > Fiction.
Teenage girls > Fiction.
Boarding schools > Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / LGBT.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction.
YOUNG ADULT FICTION / LGBT.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Science fiction comics.
Romance comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.

Additional Resources