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Bookends, or, 40s are the new awesome.

Matt and I, and our kids, Aldara and Jasper, are picking up and moving to France in September, for a year. In some ways, the difficulty of shifting a fully adult life under full steam to a new track adds to the thrill. We will have been parents almost 5 years, in this house 10 years, teaching at SVA 11 years, in NYC 12 years. It’s more than time, beyond time, for a change.

books and comics

Mastering Comics from First Second Books The second in the Drawing Words & Writing Pictures series, Mastering Comics goes deeper and wider, introducing everything from webcomincs to color, and helps the developing artist get from spark to finished work, in the hands of readers. More about Mastering Comics. Order Mastering Comics.   Drawing Words & […]

Life Sucks

Life Sucks out now from First Second Life sucks when you’re a baby-faced kid in LA—broke, girlfriend-less, and stuck in a dead-end job. And when we’re talking about Dave Miller, we really mean dead-end. Life sucks harder when that job is night manager at the Last Stop, LA’s finest vampire-owned 24-hour convenience store, and you’re […]

September 26th 2011

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Life Sucks wins Panda Award

The 2009 “Panda Award”:http://pandabookawards.wikispaces.com/, a new award given by the libraries of international schools in China, was awarded to ??Life Sucks?? for 2009 in the mature readers category.

May 21st 2010

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Life Sucks is a Maverick

You already knew that, but now it’s official. The YART (Young Adult Round Table) of the TLA (Texas Library Association) named Life Sucks to its 2009 “Texas Maverick Graphic Novels”:http://www.txla.org/groups/yart/maverickgraphicnovels.html list. Thanks, Texas!

February 10th 2010

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Life Sucks a YALSA Top Ten Great GN for Teens

YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association, has not only picked “Life Sucks”:http://jessicaabel.com/?s=life_sucks as one of its annual list of Great Graphic Novels for teens, but has also named it one of the “quick picks” “top ten!”:http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/yalsa/booklistsawards/greatgraphicnovelsforteens/09top10.cfm

January 8th 2010

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Life Sucks book release!

The long-awaited release of my new book, ??Life Sucks?? is this Thursday, May 1.

March 25th 2008

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