I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You

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I have a confession to make.
I think I am in friend-love with you.

What's friend-love? It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing.

And it's this search for that connection that comic-book ...

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Overview

I have a confession to make.
I think I am in friend-love with you.

What's friend-love? It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing.

And it's this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. It's perfect if you've ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them...in a platonic way, of course.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Look around. You won't find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there's, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." --Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead

"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." --MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell

"Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate." --Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable

"The warmth of Yumi's soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." --Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

"Yumi Sakugawa's small, sweet hardcover I Think I am in Friend-Love With You (Adams Media) feels so necessary. Sakugawa's one-eyed, vaguely socklike protagonist fantasizes a future of book-swapping, Tumblr post–reblogging, coffee-sipping platonic love, but reveals the most simple of needs in the book's simple black-and-white illustrations." - Bitch Magazine

"I Think I am In Friend Love With You...chronicles a bashful cyclops with a good old fashioned friend crush. Sakaguwa's comics, while being hilarious, are imbued with a quiet magic that somehow makes a glowing computer screen as ripe with beauty and mystery as a night sky full of twinkling stars." - Huffington Post Arts

The comic...expresses all the delightful, little things we hope our best...pals will do for us.... [Yumi's] work has an eerie, wondrous quality to it, blipped with panels that will make your heart soar and dip and soar again. Themes of space and love pull readers into a pensive world of fantastical creatures." - NPR's Code Switch

"In this cute little comic book, Yumi Sakugawa calls attention to how wonderful and fulfilling friendships can be...a fun and respectful look at platonic love." - Rookie Magazine

"It's gorgeous and poignant, and the art is unique. I adore it." - HelloGiggles

From the Publisher

"Look around. You won't find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there's, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." --Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead

"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." --MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell

"Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate." --Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable

"The warmth of Yumi's soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." --Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781440573026
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/18/2013
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 186,697
  • Product dimensions: 5.88 (w) x 6.47 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Yumi Sakugawa is a comic book artist and illustrator based in Southern California. She is a graduate of the fine art program of University of California, Los Angeles, and a regular comic contributor to Wonderhowto and The Rumpus. You can visit her website at YumiSakugawa.com.

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  • Posted April 19, 2014

    SO adorable!

    SO adorable!

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