Winter Town follows two childhood best friends who learn that growing up means growing apart. This is written from both points of views.
Every winter, straight-laced, Ivy League bound Evan looks forward to a visit from Lucy, a childhood pal who moved away after her parent's divorce. But when Lucy arrives this year, she's changed. The former "girl next door" now has chopped dyed black hair, a nose stud, and a scowl. But Evan knows that somewhere beneath the Goth, "Old Lucy" still exists, and he's determined to find her... even if it means pissing her off.
This unique story features gorgeous black-and-white illustrations throughout (comic strips, spot art, chapter heads, etc.).
Praise for Winter Town:
* "Compelling, honest and true-this musing about art and self-discovery, replete with pitch-perfect dialogue, will have wide appeal."
Kirkus, starred review
Praise for Happyface: * "Comic artist Emond (Emo Boy) pens an endearing and self-deprecatingly witty debut novel à la illustrated diary... Whimsical, thoughtful, boyishly sarcastic, off-the-cuff... achingly beautiful."
—Publishers Weekly, starred review
Stephen Emond is the creator of Emo Boy, which ran for twelve issues and two collections with Slave Labor Graphics. He also won a national contest for his comic strip series Steverino, which ran for several years in his local Connecticut newspaper. His first novel, Happyface, was published in March 2010. You can find him at www.stephenemond.com.