Jerks Won’t Give You Flowers is a graphic novel documenting the trials and tribulations of one young woman’s quest to find love in the big city. Too cool for her small hometown, yet too provincial for the metropolis, she’s the Moderna de Pueblo (Small-town Hipster). In her search for a job, an apartment and love, she finds that big city life isn’t all she imagined. With the wealth of new experiences comes an equal wealth of jerks in all shapes and sizes: the Classic Jerk, the Cultural Snob Jerk, the Tough Guy Jerk, the One-Night-Only Jerk, the Jerk Jerk (whose jerk-like behaviour is self aware and premeditated)... It’s a tough world out there, but armed with two unshakeable girlfriends and a generous does of gumption, our heroine takes the city on. One jerk at a time.
Worldly yet naïve, jaded yet eternally hopeful, perpetually plugged in yet painfully adrift, the Moderna de Pueblo is an achingly accurate description of a twenty-something trying to find happiness in the big city. By turns wry, knowing and gently humorous, this graphic novel will be sure to resonate with the young and the restless, navigating relationships, jobs, friends and love in the city.
About the Creator:
Moderna de Pueblo (Small-town Hipster) is the pseudonym of Raquel Córcoles, an illustrator and writer. She has worked for Cuore and El Jueves (Spanish magazines), and published her first book Soy de Pueblo (I’m from a Small Town) under Glénat.
It has been followed two more wildly popular sequels: Los capullos no regalan flores, and Cooltureta. Her wry, humourous and painfully accurate portrayal of navel-gazing Millenials has struck a chord with readers: she has over 50,000 followers on Twitter, 100,000 on Facebook, and over 10,000 visitors daily to her blog www.modernadepueblo.com. Los capullos has sold over 15,000 copies.
Size: 152 x 230mm
Published: January 2016