Carolyn Nowak graduated from the University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design in May 2011. She likes to make illustrations–medical, technical and otherwise–and loves making comics. She’s previously worked with Cartoon Network, Boom Studios, Spry Publishing, Z2 Comics, and others. Ignatz Award-winning cartoonist Carolyn Nowak (Lumberjanes) finds powerful truths in fantasy worlds. Her solo debut collection, Girl Town (Top Shelf Productions), celebrates the ascent of a rising star in comics. Diana got hurt — a lot — and she’s decided to deal with this fact by purchasing a life-sized robot boyfriend. Mary and La-La host a podcast about a movie no one’s ever seen. Kelly has dragged her friend Beth out of her comfort zone — and into a day at the fantasy market that neither of them will forget. Carolyn Nowak’s Girl Town collects the Ignatz Award-winning stories “Radishes” and “Diana’s Electric Tongue” together with several other tales of young adulthood and the search for connection. Here are her most acclaimed mini-comics and anthology contributions, enhanced with new colors and joined by brand-new work.