Lucky Penny

by Hirsh, Ananth,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 5 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Graphic Novels G-FICTION HIRSH Ananth
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  G-FICTION HIRSH Ananth
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA GRAPHIC LUCKY
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
South Park Library Graphic Novels GN NOVEL HIR
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Collection  Graphic Novels
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Penn Hills Library Youth CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Youth
If Penny Brighton didn't have bad luck, she'd have no luck at all. She lost her job. And her apartment. In the same day. But it's okay, her friend has a cozy storage unit she can crash in. And there's bound to be career opportunities at the neighborhood laundromat―just look how fast that 12-year-old who runs the place made it to management! Plus, there's this sweet guy at the community center, and maybe Penny can even have a conversation with him without being a total dork. Surely Penny is a capable of becoming an actual responsible adult, and if she can do that her luck's bound to change! Right?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Previously published as a webcomic, Hirsh and Ota's Lucky Penny follows aimless twenty-something Penny, who's anything but you guessed it lucky. Fired on the day she's moving out of the apartment she didn't choose to vacate, Penny isn't going great. Her friend Helen saves the day (and readers can assume this isn't the first time), transferring her storage locker to Penny, who will live in it, and getting Penny a job at her parents' laundromat. Things are starting to look up! She even finds a cat she names Boyfriend, and there's actual boyfriend potential in the cute receptionist who sneaks her into the community center. But Penny's not lucky. How long can this last? The comic's pace occasionally quickens unexpectedly, and wild antics ensue when Penny's newfound safety and job security are threatened. Ota's black-and-white cartoons are stylish and bright, and characters' faces are full of expression. Quirky Penny, like characters in the romance novels she loves, is all heart, and she'll easily charm readers with her smoking, drinking, train-wreck style.--Bostrom, Annie Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Penny Brighton, 18, is something of a manic pixie, and by the end of this exceptionally entertaining comic, she's on her way to becoming one guy's dream girl, even though disaster follows her everywhere. Part rom-com, part pop-culture parody, the story opens with Penny losing her job, parting ways with her friend/roommate Helen, and moving into Helen's newly empty storage unit. After Penny snags a job at the Laundromat-which is managed by Helen's surly 11-year-old brother-she meets geeky desk clerk Walter, and an awkward romance is born. Penny's story grew out of Hirsh and Ota's Johnny Wander webcomic, and they're in perfect sync, delivering drily funny dialogue and outlandish visual comedy that plays with conventions of film, manga, and geek culture (for her part, Penny adores fantasy romance novels with titles like Dragon Lust and Succubus Seduced, which she organizes "according to hotness"). The plot veers into action-thriller territory toward the end, blurring the lines between what's real and imagined, but Penny's idiosyncratic exuberance carries the day, and her hapless attempts to get her life in order should hit home with a broad range of readers. Ages 13-up. (Mar.)? © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Young women -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fortune -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Work -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Portland, OR :Oni Press, Inc.,2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Ota, Yuko, artist.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781620102879
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