Sweet, sad, and perfectly short, I Love This Part shows the growing feelings between two friends as they turn from platonic to romantic, borne of shared interest and seemingly bigger than the world around them. This story captures the engrossing emotions of young love and depicts the moment it breaks and the heartache that follows. Recommended By Brianna B., Powells.com
More a short and beautiful dream than it is a book, I Love This Part is about two girls who find first love in each other. Presented in stunning moments both surreal and bittersweet, author Tillie Walden serves up pure melancholic joy. Recommended By Cosima C., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Two girls in a small town in the USA kill time together as they try to get through their days at school.
They watch videos, share earbuds as they play each other songs and exchange their stories. In the process they form a deep connection and an unexpected relationship begins to develop.
In her follow up to the critically acclaimed The End of Summer, Tillie Walden tells the story of a small love that can make you feel like the biggest thing around, and how it's possible to find another person who understands you when you thought no one could.
"It fills your heart up with joy and then breaks it into a million tiny pieces... the most beautiful comic book you can have in your collection." Charlie Humphries, Pipedream Comics
"...is the master of gorgeously melancholy dreamscapes." Brian K. Vaughan, Saga, Y: The Last Man
"Walden clearly is a great draftsperson, but these slice of life comics among the depths of the Grand Canyon, snow-covered mountains, or hot middle of the country roads are at times transcendent." Alex Hoffman, Sequential
About the Author
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, TX born in 1996. Tillie's first book was published at the age of 18 by UK publishers Avery Hill. She has since made two further books with them, been nominated for an Eisner and won two Ignatz Awards. All in the space of 18 months. A graduate of the Center for Cartoon Studies, Tillie likes cats, architecture, daylight and manga. She doesn't like flowers, nighttime, loud music, or superhero comics. She has a major graphic novel coming out from First Second in Fall 2017.