Past Tense

Past Tense

Facing Family Secrets and Finding Myself in Therapy

Coming in October 2024
A graphic memoir of my three year journey with therapy. Session by session, I learn how to recognize and heal my childhood trauma and begin to transform my relationship with my mother.

Published by Avery/Penguin USA


Sky in Stereo vol. 1

Iris, a young woman turning eighteen in early 1990s Manchester, England, is slowly losing her tenuous grip on her world of burger-flipping, drugs, and rock ‘n roll. After quitting her job at a clothes shop, Iris takes a position at a burger bar at the train station, where her crush on fellow burger-flipper Glen takes her down a dark path.

Published by Revival House Press.

Sky in Stereo vol 2

Sky in Stereo vol. 2

In volume two, 17-year-old Iris’s LSD journey has ended behind the locked doors of a psychiatric ward. As she tries to make sense of hospital life and fellow patients, Iris is forced to confront her self while defiantly trying to find meaning and regain her freedom.
With her usual visual flourish, Mardou takes the reader on a maze-like journey into the inner world of mental illness in this powerful and trippy coming-of-age story.

Published by Revival House Press.

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