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Tillie Walden

Author of On a Sunbeam

22+ Works 2,434 Members 130 Reviews 2 Favorited

Series

Works by Tillie Walden

On a Sunbeam (2017) 881 copies
Spinning (2017) 566 copies
Are You Listening? (2019) 351 copies
I Love This Part (2017) 129 copies
Clementine: Book One (2022) 108 copies
Tegan and Sara: Junior High (2023) — Illustrator — 75 copies
The End of Summer (2015) 71 copies
A City Inside (2016) 66 copies
Clementine Book Two (2023) — Author — 33 copies
My Parents Won't Stop Talking! (2022) — Illustrator — 28 copies
The Cosmic Slumber Tarot (2020) 12 copies
West, West Texas (2019) 6 copies

Associated Works

Because I Was a Girl: True Stories for Girls of All Ages (2017) — Contributor — 92 copies
Wonder Woman Black & Gold (2021) — Contributor — 11 copies

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Common Knowledge

Birthdate
1996
Gender
female
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
New Jersey, USA
Austin, Texas, USA
Education
Center for Cartoon Studies
Occupations
cartoonist
author
Awards and honors
Ignatz Award
Broken Frontier

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Reviews

Gentle and strange and drawn with detailed tenderness, "Alone in Space" is such a solid introduction to Walden's her work and creative mind. There were little bits here and there (primarily in "The End of Summer") that I feel could have used just a nudge more explanation in order to more easily follow the story, but overall a great collection.
 
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deborahee | 3 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
My review of this book can be found on my YouTube Vlog at:

https://youtu.be/MX60FG7FfY8

Enjoy!
 
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booklover3258 | 4 other reviews | Feb 18, 2024 |
I'm not a real follower of Tegan and Sara's music, but I do like the four songs and two short NPR concerts of theirs that have made their way into my iTunes. I am definitely a fan of Tillie Walden though and grabbed this book from the library to admire her art.

Junior High is a fairy typical bit of middle-school fiction, hitting Judy Blume topics like friendship drama, bullying, menstruation and bras. Less typically, the twin sisters here -- based on the authors -- also have LGBTQIA+ issues and start pursuing a music career. It's a bit long and meandering, but was never bored thanks to the sisters' relationship. I'll probably check out the sequel coming out later this year.

Comics about twins can be frustrating when it comes to telling the two apart, but Walden offers up a couple cues to help differentiate. Sara is associated with a color I called scarlet or salmon to pick up on her S initial, and her name is nearly an anagram for "ears" which is good since her ears are almost always visible. Tegan has a teal color associated with her and her ears are usually ouT of sighT (weak, I know).

Side note: I'm listening to Tegan and Sara music on Spotify while writing this, and it's nice. I'm still not a super fan, but I can see why people would be.
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villemezbrown | 6 other reviews | Jan 23, 2024 |
The art is beautiful, and I love the selective use of color and monotone. There were some beautiful moments in the story, too, but it was missing something – I often noticed myself watching characters have emotions instead of feeling them myself.
 
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AdioRadley | 41 other reviews | Jan 21, 2024 |

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Works
22
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Members
2,434
Popularity
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Rating
3.9
Reviews
130
ISBNs
64
Languages
6
Favorited
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