FLOATING WORLD COMICS & ONI PRESS PRESENT:
IVY book release party and art exhibit with Sarah Oleksyk.
This February we are proud to host a release party and art exhibit for IVY, the debut graphic novel by local cartoonist Sarah Oleksyk.
The comic follows Ivy, a teenage girl raised by a single mother in a small coastal town in Maine, longs to leave her home and achieve her dream of becoming a painter. Unfortunately, daily life doesn’t run smoothly for someone whose anger often gets the better of her, and who makes enemies more easily than friends. But when Ivy begins a long-distance relationship with a kindred spirit, she gets a glimpse of freedom and acceptance too good to pass up. Only while trying to escape her troubles does she start to realize that while she can leave home, she can’t run away from herself.
Sarah Oleksyk is a Russ Manning award-nominated cartoonist and creator of multiple critically-acclaimed mini-comics. Ivy is her first full-length graphic novel.
Read the first chapter here: http://saraholeksyk.com/ivy.html