Amanda Palmer, recognized over the years as a singer, songwriter, “piano-slayer,” author, wife of the comic icon Neil Gaiman, and now graphic novelist, has released a graphic novel titled ‘Evelyn Evelyn: A Tragic Tale in Two Tomes.”
The graphic novel was written by Amanda Palmer and fellow musician Jason Webley. “Evenly Evelyn” is a hardcover book that is currently available in most comic shops as of September 28, and will be available in bookstores and on Amazon October 4. Illustrated by Cynthia von Buhler, the graphic novel describes the tragic tale of conjoined twin sisters known as Eva and Lynn Neville.
The twin’s lives has been a series of unfortunate events. The girls were born on Sept. 11, 1985, in a trailer located in Kansas, and is followed by the deaths of both of their parents. Together, the orphans try to find a better life, regardless of what happens. The Neville sisters later find success as the musical duo Evelyn Evelyn.
According to Brian Truitt of USA Today, “It’s a touching artistic perspective on that fateful day, and it’s symbolic of how the girls “keep the faith” in a way with whatever struggles they come across.”
“They have persevered in the face of so much horror, these two girls, but there’s a simple beauty in how they always have each other, for what that’s worth,” Palmer explains. “It’s deep food for thought, how these two souls work almost completely in tandem. In a way, they represent the human paradox, our biggest fear and greatest wish: to be completely known to an Other.”
A sneak peak at the first few pages of “Evelyn Evelyn” is available at: scribd.com/doc/65670566/Evelyn-Evelyn-Preview
A recording of Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley talking about the novel can be seen using the media player below.