I Thought You Hated Me GN (2017 Retrofit Comics/Big Planet Comics) comic books
1st printing. Story and art by MariNaomi. When MariNaomi first meets Mirabai in grade school, Mirabai seems to be more of a bully than a friend. But over the course of time, their relationship shifts from tense to friendly, to drifting apart, to reconnecting and finding something much deeper. This comics memoir is about female friendship, a story that doesn't involve stale tropes like acrimonious competition or fighting over boys. It explores the complexity and depth of this particular friendship through snapshot-vignettes of relevant moments over thirty years, painting a portrait of something unique but relatable, common but extraordinary. Softcover, 64 pages, PC/PB&W. Cover price $9.00.