California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas by Pénélope Bagieu

Posted February 9, 2017 by love2dazzle in Graphic Novel/Comic, Reviews / 0 Comments

California Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas by Pénélope BagieuCalifornia Dreamin’: Cass Elliot Before the Mamas & the Papas by Penelope Bagieu
Published by First Second on March 7th 2017
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover
Source: First Second
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three-half-stars

Before she became the legendary Mama Cass—one quarter of the mega-huge folk group The Mamas and the Papas—Cass Eliot was a girl from Baltimore trying to make it in the big city. After losing parts to stars like Barbra Streisand on the Broadway circuit, Cass found her place in the music world with an unlikely group of cohorts.
The Mamas and the Papas released five studio albums in their three years of existence. It was at once one of the most productive (and profitable) three years any band has ever had, and also one of the most bizarre and dysfunctional groups of people to ever come together to make music. Through it all, Cass struggled to keep sight of her dreams—and her very identity.

This graphic novel was a lot of fun to read. This graphic novel shows Cass’ history, attitude, and personality so well. I really enjoyed the musical aspects and the beautiful illustrations. I thought this story was a lot of fun. I love that the illustrator gave Cass curves. I thought her character look was drawn quite well. This graphic novel is fantastic so definitely check it out.

three-half-stars

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Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.

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