Cover image for Bald By Text by Tereza Čechová, and Art by Štěpánka Jislová

Bald

Text by Tereza Čechová, and Art by Štěpánka Jislová

coming soon

128 pages
6.5" × 9.25"
2024, coming in October

Tereza never thought she would go bald before her boyfriend did. She couldn’t imagine being unable to sweep her hair up in a ponytail or to style it in other ways. But when she lost all her hair in just a couple of months due to alopecia, her perspective on relationships and work—and above all, herself— radically changed.

Navigating the particular trauma of female hair loss, Tereza comes to terms with her new reality with humor and self-reflection in this prize-winning graphic memoir featuring eye-catching art by Štěpánka Jislová.

Tereza Čechová stopped wearing a wig a long time ago, but she hasn’t stopped talking about alopecia. She studied journalism and media sciences at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University in Prague. Together with Štěpánka Jislová, she founded Laydeez do Comics Praha, which promotes the work of female comic book authors.

Štěpánka Jislová graduated from the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen. She is the author or coauthor of seven comic books, including SUPRO and Heartcore, and her short comic stories have been published in several anthologies.