Tina's Mouth An Existential Comic Diary HC (2011) comic books
1st printing. Written by Keshni Kashyap. Art and cover by Mari Araki. Tina M., sophomore, is a wry and endearing observer of the cliques and mores of Yarborough Academy. ("The name makes it sound fancier than all the public schools in the area. You'd really think the Prince of Wales attended.") And of the foibles of her Southern California intellectual Indian family. She's on a first-name basis with Jean-Paul Sartre, the result of an English honors class assignment to keep an "existential diary." From Tina getting dumped by her smart-girl ally to a kiss on the mouth from a cute skateboarder, Neil Strumminger, Tina's Mouth answers the pressing question: Can an English honors assignment be one fifteen-year-old girl's path to enlightenment? Hardcover, 6-in. x 8 1/2-in., 256 pages, full color. Cover price $18.95.