Aminder Dhaliwal was born in Brampton, Ontario and graduated from the animation programme at Sheridan College. She worked as a storyboard director for two firms in California before joining Disney TV Animation as a director in Los Angeles. Her first graphic novel, Woman World, began as a biweekly Instagram web comic.
Fiction (Graphic Novel)
Montreal: Drawn & Quarterly, 2018.
Publisher’s Synopsis (from its website)
When a birth defect wipes out the planet’s entire population of men, Woman World rises out of society’s ashes. Dhaliwal’s infectiously funny instagram comic follows the rebuilding process, tracking a group of women who have rallied together under the flag of “Beyonce’s Thighs.” Only Grandma remembers the distant past, a civilization of segway-riding mall cops, Blockbusters movie rental shops, and “That’s What She Said” jokes. For the most part, Woman World’s residents are focused on their struggles with unrequited love and anxiety, not to mention that whole “survival of humanity” thing.
Woman World is an uproarious and insightful graphic novel from a very talented and funny new voice.
Awards and Honours
2019 Doug Wright Spotlight Award (a.k.a. The Nipper) (finalist)