ITS LONELY AT THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH TP
This Is How I Disappear is French indie comics sensation Mirion Malle’s first full length graphic novel. It is the familiar tale of modern life in the city. A tale you’ve heard before: one of crushing expectations and mental health neglect. But where Malle excels is in addressing the subtle yet suffocating effects of psychological distress in everyday life as well as her ability to observe and convey the struggles of millennials and their coping mechanisms through an astute political prism. A harrowing narrative, it also is a heartwarming one, for Clara, the protagonist, demonstrates that healing is achievable; that pulling away from the tight grips of trauma, depression and most importantly, the culture of shame that surrounds them is possible and that there is light even in the darkest places.