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Shoplifter

ShoplifterCho's debut, praised by Palookaville author Seth, arrives with great expectations. So it's surprising that the story is fairly lightweight:...ShoplifterComic Books/Graphic NovelsCho's debut, praised by Palookaville author Seth, arrives with great expectations. So it's surprising that the story is fairly lightweight:...2014-08-29Pantheon
SHOPLIFTER Michael Cho

SHOPLIFTER Michael Cho

B+

Shoplifter

Genre: Comic Books/Graphic Novels; Author: Michael Cho; Status: In Season; Publisher: Pantheon

Cho’s debut, praised by Palookaville author Seth, arrives with great expectations. So it’s surprising that the story is fairly lightweight: Aspiring writer (and shoplifter) Corinna feels stuck in her advertising job and wants to rediscover her creativity. But Cho’s illustrations are the real draw, with dense, rose-tinted cityscapes that perfectly convey the loneliness of urban life. It’s a notable debut for fans of Optic Nerve-style comics and postcollegiate angst. B+

Originally posted August 29 2014 — 12:00 AM EDT

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