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Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group

Check, Please!

Ngozi Ukazu’s fan favorite webcomic is now a graphic novel series. Check, Please! is the coming-of-age story of Eric Bittle, an ex-junior figure skating champion turned college hockey player learning to cope with the contact sport—and his feelings towards Jack, his attractive team captain.

“Ukazu, who began Bitty’s story as an uberpopular webcomic, folds in plenty of hockey terms and highlights team camaraderie while skillfully dismantling themes of toxic masculinity…A slow-burn same-sex romance is just the icing on the cake (sorry—pie) in this irresistibly fun and utterly charming sports story.”—Booklist (starred review on Check, Please!: #Hockey)

  • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones
    • Check, Please! Book 2: Sticks and Scones

    • Check, Please! (Volume 2)
      Ngozi Ukazu
      First Second

    • Bitty is heading to junior year of college and though he has overcome his fear of getting 'checked' on the ice, he and Jack now face new challanges. They must nagivate their new relationship while...

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  • Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey
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    • Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey

    • Check, Please! (Volume 1)
      Ngozi Ukazu
      First Second

    • Eric Bittle may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole...

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Ngozi Ukazu

Ngozi Ukazu is the creator of Check, Please, an online graphic novel whose printing campaign remains the most funded webcomics Kickstarter ever. She graduated from Yale University in 2013 with a degree in Computing and The Arts, and received a masters in Sequential Art in 2015 from the Savannah College of Art and Design. She first became interested in hockey while writing a screenplay about the sport during her senior year at Yale. But after Yale hockey won the Division I Men's Ice Hockey national championship, she became obsessed. While she used her new-found knowledge of ice hockey to launch Check, Please in 2013, Ngozi has a deep interest in sports that ranges from half-marathon training to basketball documentaries. Ngozi also cites 90's sitcoms as a major influence in the quirky, found-family feel of Check, Please.

Photographer: Beverly Guhl