UK comicsmaker, Lizzy Stewart's US debut, It's Not What You Thought It Would Be presents a collection of nine short pieces, each of which has a character of it's own, tailored to its particular subject, yet that together ineluctably cohere into a portrait of a life under construction.
"In beautifully observed moments on buses, in pubs and on rooftops, Lizzy Stewart delicately captures the ebb and flow of friendships over time, and how the long uneventful afternoons of childhood can linger on into our adult lives." – Jon McNaught
"Each of Lizzy Stewart's carefully fragmented stories deftly takes us on a journey from the tedium of a teenage summer to the uncertainty and anxiety of adulthood. It is a quietly powerful book, and her well-chosen and often witty dialogue goes straight to the heart. Her artwork is filmic and beautiful and the muted colors and huge washed skies are the perfect backdrops to this story." – Isabel Greenberg