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A panel from the graphic novel “Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness” depicting a pile of cosmetics and the words, “They lived happily ever after.” Kristen Radtke

The stigma of the lonely woman

A comic on what it means to age as a woman in isolation.

This excerpt is adapted from Kristen Radtke’s forthcoming graphic novel, Seek You: A Journey Through American Loneliness, published by Pantheon Books.

Kristen Radtke is a writer, illustrator, and the art director and deputy publisher of The Believer magazine.

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