Synopses & Reviews
YALSA Quick Pick Award Winner
I have a confession to make.
I think I am in friend-love with you.
What's friend-love? It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing.
And it's this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. It's perfect if you've ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them... in a platonic way, of course.
"The warmth of Yumi's soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes
"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." MariNaomi, author of Kiss and Tell
"Look around. You won't find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there's, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead
About the Author
Yumi Sakugawa is an Ignatz Awards nominated comic book artist and the author of I Think I Am in Friend-Love With You and Your Illustrated Guide Into Becoming One With the Universe. Her comics have also appeared in The Believer, Bitch, The Best American NonRequired Reading 2014, The Rumpus, Folio, Fjords Review, and other publications. She has also exhibited multimedia installations at the Japanese American National Museum and the Smithsonian Arts & Industries Building. A graduate from the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, she lives in Los Angeles.