Tommi Parrish: Men I Trust

How far are we willing to go to find affection and intimacy in an increasingly individualized and capitalist society? Tommi Parrish addresses this question in their latest graphic novel Men I Trust. Eliza and Sasha get to know each other over the course of a stroll. Eliza is a single mother and poet who earns her livelihood waiting tables. Sasha has moved back in with her parents and keeps financially afloat doing sex work. And then there’s Andrew, a TV celebrity: he has plenty of fans, but spends his evenings alone at the bar and buys affection with money. In their highly expressive graphic idiom, Tommi Parrish paints an intimate portrait of people trying to connect in a healthy way despite their precarious situations.