Life Sucks

Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria; Illustrated by Warren Pleece

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Life sucks for Dave Marshall. 

The girl he’s in love with doesn’t know he exists, he hates his job, and ever since his boss turned him into a vampire, he can’t go out in daylight without starting to charbroil.

Undead life in its uncoolest incarnation yet is on display in this cinematic, supernatural drama told with gallons of humor and hemoglobin.  In striking, colorful, B-movie sty;e artwork and light-hearted, intelligent writing by Jessica Abel, Gabe Soria, and Warren Pleece, Dave Marshall’s story comes alive – in a vampiric kind of way. 

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Life Sucks takes that old tired vampire idea, places it under ugly fluorescent lights and their dead end jobs and somehow the combination is electric. For even the most vamped out amongst us, Life Sucks offers something fresh and new. . . . a fascinating, thoughtful read.”—School Library Journal Blog

“This hilarious tale strikes perilously close to the reality of the slacker twenty-something life. Abel and Soria hit their mark with plenty of attitude and just enough snark to let their characters come to life. Warren Pleece’s art marvelously captures the humor of the mundane that lend the book’s crew of late-night wage-slave vamps believability and energy. A really fun read!”—Booklist

“Perfectly appropriate for older teens and adults, this book will appeal to fans of vampires, of coming of age stories, as well as those who love Kevin Smith’s movie Clerks.”—Five Star Review in ICv2 Graphic Novel Guide
 
“There’s plenty of humor with Dave’s friend Jerome acting as a Clerks-like foil. . . . Abel and Soria’s light approach, combined with Pleece’s bright, Technicolor art, gives the book an entertaining Joss Whedon gloss to its Gen-Y bloodsucking melodrama.”—Publishers Weekly

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Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria; Illustrated by Warren Pleece

Life Sucks was written by Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria, with art by Warren Pleece. Jessica Abel is one of the foremost female comics creators in the industry.  She and her husband teach courses on creating comics at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, and have co-written the textbook based on their classes, Drawing Words and Writing Pictures, also out this season from First Second.  Gabe Soria is a Brooklyn-based music journalist and has written Batman Adventures.  Warren Pleece is a British comics artist who has worked on numerous projects, including The Invisibles and Hellblazer

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Life Sucks
Jessica Abel and Gabe Soria; Illustrated by Warren Pleece

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Square Fish
September 2010
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ISBN: 9780312642914
ISBN10: 0312642911
Young Adult Fiction
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 208 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
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First Second
April 2008
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ISBN: 9781596431072
ISBN10: 1596431075
Graphic Novels
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 192 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 14 to 18
Grade Range: 9 to 12
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