Archaeological illustrator Glynnis Fawkes documents the quotidian events of her family life, whether at home or abroad, with a patient, wry humor and relaxed line. Comics like this one, originally published in the 2017 collection No Fair!, offer an honest depiction of the constantly evolving, often funny, and sometimes antagonistic relationships between the artist and her two children.
Glynnis Fawkes (b. 1969, Oregon) is a cartoonist and archaeological illustrator living in Burlington, Vermont. Her Ignatz Award-nominated comics about parenthood have appeared in The New Yorker since 2017. They are also published on MuthaMagazine.com and are collected in Reign of Crumbs, published by Kilgore Books in 2017. Fawkes’s self-published book Greek Diary won a silver medal at the Society of Illustrators MoCCA Arts Festival in 2017, and her book-in-progress Alle Ego won the MoCCA Arts Festival Award for Excellence in 2016. She was named a Best American Comics Notable in 2012 and 2013.
Ink on paper
14.37 × 11.37 inches