Welcome to another installment of Destructoid’s Unofficial Book of the Month blog. Now that the blogs are (sometimes) working again, I decided to make a proper blog for December’s Book of the Month.
I’ve decided to do something a bit different this time. Yes, this month I have decided to make a graphic novel the Book of the Month. After all, it is still a book. It’s got a cover, pages, ink, the whole shebang.
As always the purpose of this blog is to encourage reading and to help people discover books they might otherwise overlook. In this case, this blog also serves another purpose. I am using this platform to share a graphic novel I love a lot, made by a pair of artists I admire a lot too.
This Month’s Book:
Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota
208 pages long
Genre(s): Romance, Humor, Fiction
About Lucky Penny:
Lucky Penny is a graphic novel written by a pair of artists Yuko Ota and Anath Hirsh, a husband and wife team that have created a lot of great comics on their site johnnywander.com. The story is about Penny Brighton, a young woman with a love of cheesy romance novels who suffers from chronic bad luck. After losing her job and losing her apartment she has to jump through some pretty strange hoops to scrape together a tiny bit of stability. Ultimately this leads to her meeting Walter, a gym employee that agrees to letting her use the gym’s showers for free in exchange for a date with Penny. Romance, drama, and comedy ensue. The comic boasts amazing art, courtesy of Yuko Ota the artist. It reminds me slightly of the Scott Pilgrim series, although with more detail and cleaner line work.
So that’s all you need to know about Lucky Penny without getting too spoiler-y. The “deadline” for the blogs is December 31st, but you know, nothing stopping you from posting them after that. You can write whatever you want about Lucky Penny in your blog. And of course, you don’t have to write anything at all if you don’t want to. I would recommend you at least check out Lucky Penny either way. It’s a great little story written by two great artists.
See you next month, with something (I don’t know what yet, and won’t be teasing anything, I have learned my lesson). Happy Reading!