An eerie and beautiful coming-of-age graphic novel for the digital generation, from the stunningly creative mind behind Highwayman and Love Addict.
Bionic is a coming-of-age tale for the digital generation, taking place in the near future. It's the story of Victor, a geeky teenager on a hopeless quest to win the love of the gorgeous Patricia -- but when she returns from a horrible accident with astonishing new robotic parts, both their lives will be changed forever.
Koren Shadmi (Highwayman, The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television) presents a hypnotically illustrated story of warm flesh and cold metal. It's the story of a love that was never meant to be, of overwhelming emotions, trauma, rebellion, loss of innocence, and the fear that wanting something may not be enough.
About the Author
Koren Shadmi is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and cartoonist; he studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, where he now teaches. His graphic novels have been published internationally and they include Highwayman, The Twilight Man: Rod Serling and the Birth of Television, Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater, and Rise of the Dungeon Master. His work has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, Playboy, and Wired.
"[An] engaging story of horrifying bodily changes that upend the teenage experience... The pencil-shaded, hand-drawn style of the art contrasts well with the tech-focused story." — Booklist
"Bionic reboots the teenage romance and propels it into the twenty-first century." — BD Gest
"A very fine social critique, full of strangeness and uncertainty." — Bodoï