Maybe it’s because I discovered (i.e., came across at a Half Price Books and convinced my boyfriend to buy for me) it during a depressed, unemployed state, but Kate T. Williamson’s At A Crossroads is one of my favorite graphic novels. Not a lot happens; it’s basically just about her life while she stays with her parents and works on a book. But I’ve always been interested in the minutiae of daily life, and she draws it beautifully. Also, she goes to a Hall and Oates concert. I’m going to a Hall and Oates concert in a few weeks, and I can only hope it’s this awesome. If I can be “real” for a second, it’s so nice to read a book by a young woman who appreciates a little Daryl and John as much as I do.
It’s all about what it’s like to live with your parents as an adult (weird), what it’s like to feel kind of adrift, and squirrels. Lots of squirrels! She works at a flower shop (the “funky bunch” scene is something I still laugh about), meets guys who don’t know who Hall and Oates are (unforgivable), and hangs out with her parents a lot. It’s all around fantastic.
You should definitely check out her (adorable, amazing!) website.
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