No Kidding is a slice of life modern feminist graphic novel with a humorous take on a serious subject and a woman’s right to choose if they want to opt out of motherhood or not.
Jean, 35 years old, doesn’t want to be a mother. Lucy did not plan on having a kid… But became pregnant. What is she going to do? Abortion? No abortion? That is the question!
It’s the story of every woman refusing political correctness and diktats of the biological clock… Loaded with lots of humor and sarcasm and strong examples of woman making choices for their own bodies!
Written by Vero Cazot (“About Betty’s Boobs”) with art by Marguerite Sauvage drawing under pen name Madeleine Martin.
120 page graphic novel
“The creators don’t flinch from the most difficult conversations surrounding the topic, and the scenarios feel real to anyone who has ever given the subject of having children any serious thought. Each of the women struggles with conflicting personal feelings, anxieties, social expectations, the judgment of family members, and the practical consequences that having children would have on their lives.” – Forbes
“An important read. Offers multiple important different perspectives and an important read for the current political climate. The illustrations are so fun and detailed. Highlights the importance of choice no matter the circumstances” – Goodreads review
“This story does a great job of depicting the hurdles that women have to confront even in a society where abortion is ostensibly legal and protected. It’s just great and really moving.” – Goodreads review
“A good collection of comics about two different women with different opinions on when/if they want children. As a childfree person myself, I identified a lot with this, though I find a lot of people in my circle don’t ask me when/if I’m having children. I also don’t have any people in my circle with children, so that might be a huge factor, and perhaps that might change in the future. Either way, I enjoyed this book.” – Goodreads review