Sacha Mardou was born in Macclesfield in 1975 and grew up in Manchester, England. She began making comics after graduation from the University of Wales where she got a BA in English Literature. Her mini-comics include Manhole, Anaïs in Paris and editing the all-girl anthology, Whores of Mensa.
She married the cartoonist Ted May in 2006 and has lived in St Louis, Missouri ever since. They have a small daughter and a portly cat.
Her influences include 1960s cinema, writers like Francoise Sagan and Sylvia Plath, the animated series Daria and music from the 90s. If you like that stuff too, you might like her comics. Maybe.
Sky in Stereo is her first graphic novel.
Sky in Stereo
"An introspective teenager rebels against her fractured home life in this story of drugs, young love and losing it."
Iris is turning eighteen and has turned her back on her religious, fractured home life. After her first sexual awakening sours, Iris searches for meaning and solace in drugs, music and literature starts losing her grip on reality in this sharply observed graphic novel.
This critically acclaimed, Ignatz nominated mini-comic is collected into volume one available from Revival House Press and all good book stores.