This is for the Real McCoy Monster Girls--not because they WANT to be--but because they need to be. For some it's a calling, their actions directed by an unknown force. For others, it's in their blood. The DNA that has been passed down from The Beginning of Time, back when tiny people lived in transistor radios, vaginas had teeth, and Neanderthal Monster Girls squatted through The First Supper, leading to the tantrums and quiet tensions of post-modern dinner tables of today.
This is for the ones who must white-knuckle it through polite society. We eat sugar-free nothing, for we are sugar: Granular. Unrefined. Evil. There's no "on/off" switch, no safety net, no do-overs or practice throws. You have one chance, and one chance only, like a fearless tightrope walker. One mis-step and you'll plummet into the gorge of mediocrity.
"More manifesto than memoir, Lopez is longing for another cultural shift, for our entire society to go through a rite of passage. 'The girl must die,' she tells us, so that the woman can live. Lopez wants the culture that is currently in love with girlishness, Brazilians and Barbie blondes like Paris Hilton, to rediscover the loud, inappropriate woman.
"The Girl Must Die is heavily illustrated with Lopez's artwork, mixing graffiti, tattoo and comic-book styles with wild abandon. Her writing is a similar amalgam of breathless tirade, stream of consciousness, aphorism and traditional autobiographical narrative. The result is a call to arms. 'Do whatever it takes to finally grow up and have a full slice of pie, because we need you and all that you know.' She wants to rally the monster that lives in every girl."
-Jessa Crispin, NPR
Erika Lopez wrote books like Flaming Iguanas for Simon & Schuster before she hit the skids and ended up on welfare. Some say it's because she's mean. Some say it's because she's loud. Some say it's because she told people to get her books at the library. Regardless, she's back and taking her rightful place at the head of the rickety kid's table with the prettiest little brick of a book she's ever made. Its existence is a metaphor for coming out of hell clutching a handful of flowers. It's about white-knuckling it through a seemingly endless tour of The Abyss, and realizing that whatever doesn't kill you will eventually turn you on.
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"Yay! We did it! Our first book, complete with a matching set of 'The Girl Must Die: 18 Postcards'---they match like a pink clutch and a brown machete---also available here on Amazon, at stores, or on our Monster Girl Media website! We're so proud of ourselves, we still break down and hurry up and make out with each other out of joy. Thank you so much, y'all! And don't feel left out; we can all make out on the next book tour!"Review:
"Rags-to-riches stories are a dime a dozen...What about rags-to-riches-and-back-to-rags story? If this topic feels relatable then The Girl Must Die should be the very next thing you read while everyone else is at work." --BUST Magazine
"The Girl Must Die is gorgeously illustrated, compulsively readable, and fiercely uncompromising...all the hallmarks of Lopez's earlier work, but there's a definite sense that the gloves are off."
Lopez started writing and drawing again, and the result is her new memoir/manifesto for Monster Girls: The Girl Must Die. And she's back with another incredibly ferocious, dirty, cursing, kicking and screaming book.
--PBS, "Need to Know"
"Summoning happy memories of Easyriders Magazine, and less happy memories of throats caught hacking on pubes, cartoonist Erika Lopez wields a thick, endlessly impressive multimedia tome to launch the Monster Girl Movement."
"More manifesto than memoir. Lopez is longing for another cultural shift, for our entire society to go through a rite of passage. 'The girl must die,' she tells us, so that the woman can live."
--Jessa Crispin, NPR
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Book Description Monster Girl Media, 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0984401407
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