Illustrated by Laura Cornell
Watercolor and gouache
Typeset in Godlike (seriously, the typeset is called Godlike)
25 is a magic number, it seems. Nietzsche was right on the money with his theory of eternal recurrence. In television, David Lynch and Mark Frost have recently announced that Twin Peaks will be returning after a 25-year hiatus. In comics, Berkeley Breathed has just returned to the world of Bloom County, in time for its 25th anniversary. And now, speaking of silver anniversaries, Candlewick Press has republished Lesleá Newman's groundbreaking picture book, Heather Has Two Mommies.
It was originally published in 1989 by Alyson Books, which specializes in LGBTQ books - and also published Dykes to Watch Out For by the great Alison Bechdel and many, many others. They've been on the frontlines since 1980. In gay-equality years, that makes them over 300 years old! Wow!
|"Heather's favorite number is two."|