Graphic Novelist Takes On OkCupid

August 15, 2014 12:05 PM

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Graphic Novelist Takes On OkCupid

Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel, a new graphic novel that humorously catalogs the tribulations of post-divorce dating, has been lauded as "Girls" for grown-ups, and for good reason. Author Anya Ulinich's funny caricatures of her dates, both the overzealous and the deadbeat, are anchored in the quiet moments her protagonist shares with her son.

Her observations about dating are artful and wise. After a series of so-so romantic encounters, she writes, "Dates were like deep friendships, filmed in time lapse; one-night stands were like express marriages, from courtship to dissolution." While these sentiments reveal Ulinich at her strongest, s...

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