Writer and Artist: Mimi Pond
|via Drawn & Quarterly|
I've never been an art student or worked in a restaurant but sympathy for the protagonist came easy. My early 20s were a lot of fun. But they were also often lonely, frustrating, tedious and uncertain. Going from student life to real life is, for many people, a greater shock to the system than they expect. Over Easy captured all of that beautifully. The material is frank, not shying away from sex or drug use. It's a lot of fun to read from an adult perspective but I think it could also be meaningful for a late high school student pondering the future.