Recommended Reading List:
The daily dramas of life are what make a great story.
Whether it's normal people in extraordinary circumstances or
extraordinary people trying to make it day to day, the slice-
of-life genre is all about the interactions between characters
and personal insights. If you've ever religiously watched
Seinfeld, Party of Five, Dawson's Creek, or Friends, then
www.sequentialtart.com these are the comics for you.
Blue Monday Petra Etcetera
by Chynna Clugston-Major by Adrian Kermode, Terry Wiley
Oni Press (www.onipress.com) Gratuitous Bunny Comix (www.sleazecastle.co.uk)
http://read.sequentialtart.com/?bluemonday You’ll enjoy this if you like: British kitchen sink movies, Eddie
You'll enjoy this if you like: Pretty in Pink, Ant Music, Vespas In a cheery, beery, slightly surreal yet very down to earth
Bleu Finnegan and her high school friends star in this story, British college students search for love, sex, com-
tale of high school woe and struggle that's always good panionship, and the nearest pub. Petra is one such stu-
for a laugh. Blue Monday will remind you of all the worst dent who seems to be heading for trouble.
and best of high school.
The Tale of One Bad Rat
Box Office Poison by Bryan Talbot
by Alex Robinson Dark Horse Comics (www.darkhorse.com)
Top Shelf Comix (www.topshelfcomix.com) http://read.sequentialtart.com/?taleofonebadrat
http://read.sequentialtart.com/?boxofficepoison You'll enjoy this if you like: Beatrix Potter
You’ll enjoy this if you like: Friends, Will & Grace Helen runs away from home with her pet rat. Her travels
Follow the lives of a group of friends as they survive the take her to London, where a series of unpleasant experi-
ups and downs of relationships, roommate problems, and ences force a decision to hitchhike north, to the home of
crummy jobs. Helen's favourite author.
Hopeless Savages Palookaville
by Jen Van Meter, Christine Norrie, Chynna Clugston-Major by Seth
Oni Press (www.onipress.com) Drawn and Quarterly (www.drawnandquarterly.com)
You'll enjoy this if you like: The Sex Pistols, Party of Five You’ll enjoy this if you like: Ghostworld, pop culture of the
meets the Ramones 1940’s and 1950’s
Four children of a Punk couple put aside their prefer- Seth is a young man out of time, trying to live in the pres-
ences in musical genres to band together and save their ent, while having way too many links with the past.
parents from kidnappers.
Why I Hate Saturn
Strangers in Paradise by Kyle Baker
by Terry Moore DC/Vertigo (www.dc-comics.com)
Abstract Studios (www.strangersinparadise.com) http://read.sequentialtart.com/?whyihatesaturn
http://read.sequentialtart.com/?strangersinparadise You'll enjoy this if you like: Seinfeld
You'll enjoy this if you like: Party of Five Anne finds that things keep happening to her whether
Katchoo, Francine, and David are normal people with she wants them to or not, and when her sister, who
normal lives, yet somehow they find themselves dealing believes she's Queen of the Leather Astro-Girls of
with everything from mob wars and prostitution to really Saturn, comes back into her life again, things start get-
difficult relationships and defining one's sexuality. ting even crazier.
Between the bad hair days and double chins, they find
laughter, love, and the bittersweet. Zero Girl
by Sam Kieth
The Waiting Place DC/Homage (www.dc-comics.com)
by Sean McKeever, Mike Norton http://read.sequentialtart.com/?zerogirl
Slave Labor Graphics (www.seanmckeever.com) You'll enjoy this if you like: Roswell
http://read.sequentialtart.com/?thewaitingplace When things get tough, Amy Smooster always finds her-
You'll enjoy this if you like: Dawson's Creek, Northern self in the middle of puddles. When a burgeoning
Exposure, Freaks and Geeks romance with her high school counselor collides with a
The Waiting Place is a snapshot of life in a small square named Michelle, Amy finds that her puddles
American town and the lives of a group of high school aren't the weirdest thing out there.
students who are trapped there by birth or circumstance.
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