Graphic Novel Review: Lorna by Benji Nate

Lorna by Benji Nate. Silver Sprocket, 2019. 9781945509346. 56pp.

Lorna is a young woman with a bad attitude, green hair, a knife, and a cat she loves (because it’s a cold-blooded killer with no remorse). She’s cruel, mean, and kinda adorable. The second half of the book is a flashback to her terrible first date in high school. The fact that she’s talking to her date’s skull at the beginning of the sequence is a bit of foreshadowing.

This is all much more fun than it sounds, and library censor-bait in the best way. Benji Nate also wrote and drew the happily strange graphic novel Catboy, about Olive and her best friend Henry, a humanoid black cat. It looks parent friendly but is creepier than it sounds.


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