2017 DEBUT Francine
Book Author(s) Michiel Budel
Publisher Secret Acres
Book List Price $17.95
All-Ages Appropriate No
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Secret Acres invites you on a unique, naively erotic, geopolitically savvy adventure with Francine, the most wayward of girls.

“Michiel Budel is our Balthus. Francine breathes an ecstatic and perverse new life into the comics form.”
– Katie Skelly, author of My Pretty Vampire

With its fascistic imagery, pubescent sexuality, raucous humor and complex political allegory, the anonymously posted webcomic, slechtemeisjes, became an instant cult phenomenon, hailed as the “Greatest Comic of All Time” by CBR.

Now, the enigmatic, controversial and provocative Michiel Budel delivers his debut graphic novel, Francine. Teens can be deceiving, and Francine is exceptionally so. She murders her bully, fakes her own death, steals her best friend’s mother and makes any situation uncomfortably sexual. She’s awful. Everyone loves her. You will, too.