Woman World

Woman World

Graphic Novel - 2018 | First edition.
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With her startling humor, it's no surprise that Aminder Dhaliwal's web comic Woman World has a devoted audience of more than 150,000 readers, updated biweekly with each installment earning an average of 25,000 likes. Now, readers everywhere will delight in the print edition as Dhaliwal seamlessly incorporates feminist philosophical concerns into a series of perfectly-paced strips that skewer perceived notions of femininity and contemporary cultural icons. D+Q's edition of Woman World will include new and previously unpublished material.

When a birth defect wipes out the planet's entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society's ashes. Dhaliwal's infectiously funny instagram comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of "Beyonce's Thighs." Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization of segway-riding mall cops, Blockbuster movie rental shops, and "That's What She Said" jokes. For the most part, Woman World 's residents are focused on their struggles with unrequited love and anxiety, not to mention that whole "survival of humanity" thing.

Woman World is an uproarious and insightful graphic novel from a very talented and funny new voice.

Publisher: [Montreal, Quebec] : Drawn & Quarterly, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781770463356
Branch Call Number: FIC DHALIWA
Characteristics: 247 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Ilic, Nikolas


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In this web comic turned graphic novel, men have mysteriously died out simply by not being born. Seeing it coming for decades, women took measures to keep humanity going. Now, a few generations later, men are mythical. Seeking to find a symbol to represent the power of women that all could rally ... Read More »

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Jul 06, 2019

This graphic novel takes place in a future world in which men have gone extinct and only women are left. It follows several characters as they govern communities, struggle with identity and search for love, learn about the past, face questions of the loss of the human race, and more. Despite these weighty subjects, the novel is definitely light-hearted and funny, with jokes referencing current pop culture trends and age-old stumblings through life. The narrative thread, however, is very weak. The story is presented in a series of vignettes, more like a collection of web comics than a novel. If plot development is important to you, this is not the graphic novel for you. I found that this did not take away from my enjoyment of the funny moments and introspection on the more serious subjects discussed by the characters. I enjoy the web comic and look forward to see what comes next from this artist.

ReadingAdviser_Sally May 01, 2019

I am new to Aminder Dhaliwal although I have since found out this is also a popular web comic. This compilation was clever, sometimes very funny, other times poignant and thoughtful. I thought it was fun. It's not the art work I tend to prefer but that didn't seem to matter to me for this one.

JCLIanH Dec 07, 2018

Woman World is trapped between its webcomic origins and its publication as a graphic novel. It has some amazing gags (like any webcomic worth its salt) but the narrative thread is weak and thus the book operates in a bit of a gray area. A literary No-Man's...No-Woman's-Land, if you will. I am, however, very excited to see what Aminder Dhailwal does next.


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