Fangirls, my good friend Sophie has done it again! Her recommendations have always been spot on for me, and this time is no different. I got to see her while up in NY this past week, and she lent me a graphic novel titled Awkward” by Svetlana Chmakova. The title is incredibly accurate, but the book has some very touching and impressive moments.
Fangirls, I bought this in a whim a couple months ago, and didn’t actually get to sit down and read it until this morning before we left. I was intrigued by it because it’s Boom! Box and hey do amazing things, but also the colors are beyond gorgeous. I’m incredibly glad I finally got to crack it, though, because it seems like the beginning of something phenomenal.
First of all, let me say that Boom is absolutely killing it with their titles. They’ve got Lumberjanes, which is beyond incredible, along with Power Up (issue 2 came out last week!), Giant Days (just expanded from 6 issues to 12). They’ve also got their Kaboom comics; all ages comics in a separate section that everyone can read! A couple of weeks ago I lost my mind over how great Steven Universe Volume One is, now it’s time to freak about Bee and Puppycat.
I was on Comixology the other day, looking to see if I could preorder Zodiac Starforce digitally (I don’t think I’ll be able to make it to the shop on the release day, August 26th), and found this absolutely perfect little collection. The Worrier’s Guide to life is a collection of adorable mini comics (usually just one or two pages), in simple color. It features comics that you’ve probably related to immensely on tumblr, all by Gemma Correll.
I’ve been apprehensive about this book for a long time, Fangirls. I love that the word “Fangirl” is becoming more and more prevalent, of course, but I also worry about it. But when I first looked at this book, it screamed like it was something that I had to read. The cover is my favorite color, the character on the front (kind of) looks like me, and it’s called Fangirl. For
butt’s sake, this book was written for me.