"Alissa Sallah is a standout cartoonist and storyteller, just starting out on what is sure to be a notable career. In her debut graphic novel, Weeaboo, Alissa Sallah’s produced an intricate portrait of fandom and the modern complexities that attend where and how we long for pleasure and escape. Her style is deliberate, and the results both nuanced and moving." —Kelly Sue DeConnick
Written & Illustrated by: Alissa Sallah
Letters by: Susie Lee
It’s their senior year of high school, and three friends are preparing for the big anime convention that’s happening right after graduation. Even though they’ve known each other for years, the friends are discovering that real life isn’t like a cartoon, and that friends grow up and sometimes apart. This is a story about appropriation, identity, and what it means to change. It’s a celebration and dissection of anime fandom, small towns, and Internet culture, told in the style of the various manga, anime, and other media that influenced it.