Fans of comics know music inspires many and that includes Sofia Szamosi’s Unretouchable. It’s an unforgettable take on social media and our image-conscious society.
Courtesy of Szamosi, AIPT can share an unofficial soundtrack to her bold and fresh debut. You can access the Spotify playlist here.
So what’s Unretouchable about?
In UNRETOUCHABLE, Olive is spending the summer before art school at a coveted internship, helping one of the fashion industry’s elite digital-imaging specialists. After a glamorous New York photoshoot, she learns that taking pictures is only the first step. She discovers the “violent verbs” (cut, crop, slice, lasso) of image retouching software and the secrets behind “virtual models.” Soon Olive is fixating on her own appearance and pondering the ethics of her work behind the scenes. As college gets closer, she’ll try to get out of her own head, attempt to quit the Internet, and finally embrace image-making on her own terms. UNRETOUCHABLE is a window into the little-known, hugely influential world of photo retouching and a tribute to self-acceptance.
Check out AIPT’s exclusive excerpt from Unretouchable below! Unretouchable is available in comic shops and wherever books are sold.
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