Cecil and Jordan in New York is a collection of cartooned short stories by Gabrielle Bell. The title story is particularly memorable because it resonates so easily: a young woman turns into a chair to counteract the effects of a move to New York. How often have you wanted to blend into the background in order to get out of a social situation, or any awkward situation for that matter? The collection is quirky and humorous, with just enough incisiveness.
Hardcover, 112 pages. Drawn and Quarterly, 2009. $11.97 at Amazon.