"When Chris Pitzer picks up a title for his AdHouse Books imprint, you know it’s got to be worth a look. The latest addition is the collected and completed edition of Operation Margarine by Katie Skelly, a (relative) veteran of the alt-comics scene who’s been publishing the story as a series of lovely screenprint-covered mini-comics.
Skelly’s distinctive style mixes apparent simplicity and cuteness with a gritty eye for action and character. The story is your everyday mix of girls-on-the-run and Barthesian (?) cultural analysis, as Margarine (“rich girl runaway”) and Bon-Bon (“trouble tuff girl”) jump on a pair of motorbikes and hit the road, getting away from the mean streets of the city to the almost alien desolation of the desert. Complications ensue.”
Operation Margarine is an iconic motorcycle death trip comic about two women’s escape from the caged world of their surroundings by Katie Skelly published by AdHouse Books available this month wher…
“The net effect of Operation Margarine, and the reason I wanted to write about it, is that dynamic pop power of 70s film aesthetic married to the core principles which make comics such a dynamic and powerful medium. It is a pure kind of comics…Operation Margarine is a testament to the creation of space within the comics form, and how that space can be used to create a complex nuanced drama. Also, uh, leather, sex, death, and motorcycles.” - Sarah Horrocks