Shiga, Jason -- Empire State
A young man (Shiga's drawing style doesn't distinguish between eight
and thirty) wrenches himself out of California existence to go visit
New York and his best friend / crush / something. This is one of those
stories unquestionably full of autobiographical elements, not that I
know, but which is its own story nonetheless. Jimmy is a romantic but
aware of it; Sara is a cynic but honest with it. "Stuff happens to
these people" -- not SF stuff, just life -- but I liked it.
Mind you, reading this and Fleep together paint a fairly angsty
picture of the author's storytelling outlook, and Meanwhile (for all
its awesomeness) doesn't alleviate that. I should re-read
Bookhunter, that was pure joy.
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