Our Cats Are More Famous Than Us: A Johnny Wander Collection
DescriptionIn 2008, Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota launched the auto-bio webcomic Johnny Wander. Eight years, four cats, and three moves are chronicled in this gorgeous hardcover omnibus, which includes a foreword by Raina Telgemeier (SMILE, GHOSTS). Hirsh and Ota's charming reverie about new adulthood will appeal to fans of Kate Beaton, Bryan Lee O'Malley, and Jeffrey Brown--along with anyone who's just winging it.
April 11, 2017
5.6 X 1.8 X 8.1 inches | 1.6 pounds
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About the Author
Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota are the Ignus Award-winning team behind Lucky Penny, which won a Cybil Award, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly. They live in Brooklyn. J.R. Doyle is an up-and-coming artist, creator of Knights-Errant, a successful web comic and Kickstarter project. They live in Brooklyn.
SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL -- Gr 7 Up-Brooklyn-based cartoonist and writer duo Hirsh and Ota present the first full collection of their webcomic Johnny Wander. This beautifully told volume spans eight years, four cats, and three moves. The telling, often revealing illustrations are supported by funny text when necessary but are allowed to stand alone and breathe. From life after college to growing up to dealing with friends, and cats, all of life's ups and downs are deftly addressed in this introspective work. Hirsh and Ota balance the various aspects of daily existence-both the mundane and the exciting-with equal passion. Each individual story works on its own and within the confines of the overall omnibus. VERDICT A valued addition to any YA graphic novel collection and a wonderful option for fans of the webcomic.-John Trischitti, Midland County Public Libraries, TX