Sex Fantasy (Paperback)Sophia Foster-Dimino (author)
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Begun as a loose, ephemeral zine that was produced in limited editions, these comics, small in both size and length, are esoteric and immensely personal. Covering a span of four years, the comics collected here build a relationship that is deeper than their elegantly drawn surfaces.
Sophia Foster-Dimino is a cartoonist and illustrator living and working in San Francisco, CA. Foster-Dimino graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2010 and has since produced illustrations for a variety of outlets and worked as a Google Doodler. She has self-published a number of zines and contributed to several anthologies.
Publisher: Koyama Press
Number of pages: 440
Dimensions: 153 x 153 mm
"Koyama Press just released a collection of her Sex Fantasy minicomics, and this brick of a book is filled with stories that are layered, hot, personal, emotional, quirky and even poetic." -- Rob Clough, High-Low
"Sex Fantasy is a recursive pleasure, looping in on itself." -- Annie Mok, The Comics Journal
"Despite the title, the emphasis is mostly on relationships, the sacrifices made, and the self-delusions that people cling to in a desperate quest to not be alone." -- Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2017
"Though the images suggest a world of equally simple experiences expressible through faces capable of only the most basic expressions, her subject matter and ultimately her technique are far more complicated." -- Chris Gavaler, PopMatters
"There's a musicality to Sophia Foster-Dimino's Sex Fantasy. Despite the fact that its contents were initially published as narratively unrelated, individual comics, not constructed as a unified book, it feels remarkably holistic, like a little symphony." -- Abraham Riesman, Vulture
"Foster-Dimino conjures the terrifying journeys, real and interior, people make to find love." -- Publishers Weekly, 20 December 2017
"Published over a period of years as online comics then mini comics, Foster-Dimino grows exponentially through these ten stories." -- Heidi MacDonald, The Comics Beat
"Sex Fantasy is composed of alluringly sparse lines and gentle curves that pulls readers into the complex set of emotions that belie sex and relationships." -- Chase Magnett, ComicBook
"Foster-Dimino excels at taking the fantastic and anchoring it to earth with well chosen details and physical stuff. Too much whimsy and nothing connects, but too much reality and nothing delights. With the right mix, though, the emotional stakes of every mode get raised for the reader: the comic, the tragic, the erotic." -- Tom McHenry, The Comics Journal