Day 2 of Will Eisner Week has me reading a graphic novel from a creator whose works in mini-comics are among my favorites.
Corinne Mucha's publications, and I have featured her first graphic novel Freshman on this very blog. Her second one, Get Over It, is aimed at a more adult audience. It is about dealing with the fallout of a break-up, and it is at once bittersweet and entertaining. Part of what makes it work as well as it does is Mucha's sense of humor and her unique way of depicting the jumble of emotions and behaviors that follow. For instance, parts of the narrative turn into small vignettes or quizzes that highlight some pretty horrible moments.
All of the reviews I have read about this book have been positive. Megan Kirby commented, "Mucha’s constant use of wordplay, gags, visual metaphors, and childlike flights of fancy give her a self-aware edge." Tim O'Neil summed up that she "managed to turn her pain into something heartfelt and compelling, which is no small feat." Zainab Akhtar called her a "well-kept secret" and wrote that "Mucha maintains the auto-biographical sweet-spot, maintaining a balance
between the personal and involved, without descending into narcissism,
whilst hilariously dredging through the universal impulses and emotions
of the post break-up period."
Get Over It was published by Secret Acres, and they provide a preview and more info here.
The Girl Who Was Mostly Attracted to Ghosts was also published by Secret Acres, but it is now out of print.