Taxi! Stories from the backseat

2019 DEBUT Taxi! Stories from the backseat
Book Author(s) Aimée de Jongh
Publisher Conundrum Press
Book List Price 17
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
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One of the brightest new talents in Europe creates her first autobiographic work, focusing on taxi rides from four cities: Los Angeles, Paris, Jakarta, and Washington, DC.
Despite the stunning streetscapes she passes, comic author Aimée de Jongh discovers she’s more interested in the cab drivers than the view from the backseat. As the drivers slowly open up about their personal lives, de Jongh does too―even when it means challenging her own ideas and prejudices. Through these vulnerable―and often humorous―moments, de Jongh finds common ground with the people driving her. Taxi is an ode to taxi drivers everywhere.

“This beautifully woven series of vignettes from the brilliant Aimee De Jongh are a necessary and poignant reminder of our common humanity.” ―Joe Sacco

“One of the great young cartoonists in the world.” ―Comic Book Resources