Friends Is Friends (Hardcover)
First Second, 9781596431058, 208pp.
Publication Date: August 16, 2016
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Friends Is Friends tells the story of complicated friendships through a series of funny, bittersweet vignettes. Greg Cook's deceptively sweet storybook world is imbued with grown-up humor that is both dark and whimsical. The result is a fable for adults, where the only clear moral is this: friendship isn't easy, whether you're a hobo or a snowman or a ghost.
Friends Is Friends is indie-favorite Greg Cook's first major work in over a decade. This long-awaited tragicomedy is a great stand-alone work for both new and established graphic novel readers.
About the Author
Greg Cook was part of the new wave of underground cartoonists who emerged in the mid-90s and pushed the boundaries of contemporary comic books. His work has been featured in Nickelodeon Magazine, The Believer, Arthur, Non, and numerous other publications. His first graphic novel, Catch As Catch Can, was published by Highwater Books in 2001 and helped him win the "Promising New Talent" award at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD the following year. Friends is Friends, Cook's long-awaited graphic novel from First Second, uses dark humor is explore the bonds of friendship among a cast of cute cartoon animals.