I got this book, and a hardcover of some collected comics and odds and ends, from a Kickstarter campaign, and it’s so lovely I wanted to share. If you like comics, I’d recommend checking out Lucky Penny.

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Penny Brighton loses her job, and her apartment in the same day. A friend helps her with a place and a job–a storage unit, and at a laundromat managed by the friend’s 12-year-old brother, but it’s a start. And she met a sweet guy, so things are looking up. If she can just get a hold on being a responsible adult, she’s sure her luck will change…

Like all good stories, it’s about a lot of things–romance, friendship,  making your way in the world, and of course, luck. Penny has small failures–like at a role-playing game–to rather large ones like mentioned in the summary. It’s never too serious, though, with her misadventures having a rather fictional feel at times, drawing on her fondness of romance novels, or having a rather video game flair. Despite the silliness, it does deal with some real issues, and at the end of it, it will likely remind you of the finding-yourself struggles you’ve had (or maybe are still having.) The art-work is pretty lovely too, nicely detailed when it needs to be, while still having a clear focus for each panel. And there’s some fun effects, like gradual transformations over a series of panels, and a lot of really bad romance book covers.

If you like graphic novels about everyday life, adventures, with a little romance and a lot of humor, you should certainly check it out.

 

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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