Spotlight: “Perfect Sisters” by Joyanna M and Lily Bell


“Perfect Sisters” is a graphic narrative loosely depicting Lily Bell’s experiences in suburban Massachusetts, and with domestic violence. It touches on how a traditional family can fail the victim of domestic violence, and how that failure can compound the victim’s trauma. The story was written by Lily Bell, who also conceived the characters. Joyanna M did the final illustrations.


Lily Bell and Joyanna M are shacked up together in Seattle and create fiction, poetry, art, and music. Their works have been published in Moonchild Magazine, Luna Luna Magazine, Rag Queen Periodical, and Five:2:One. They produce music under the moniker Aquamarine Space Unicorns. You can find out more about Joyanna on her website, and Lily Bell on her website. They are part of the artists cooperative Arkay Artists. More from this author →