Likewise: The High School Comic Chronicles of Ariel Schrag TPB (2009 Touchstone) comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Ariel Schrag. Delving deep into the anxious heart of a teenage girl's quest for self, Likewise is a graphic story of high school in all its awkward, painful glory. It chronicles cartoonist Ariel Schrag's senior year at Berkeley High School in California in the mid-90s. Discovering James Joyce's Ulysses opens up a whole new world - and artistic style - for Ariel, and she uses the new approach to document her major longing for her ex-girlfriend (who has headed off to college), her anxiety over the college-admissions process, her parents' post-divorce relationship, the valuable life lessons she's learning from her beloved art teacher, and-as always-the personal and social complications of writing about her life as it happens. Softcover, 9-in. x 11-in., 364 pages, B&W. Mature Readers Cover price $16.00.