June Kim is an illustrator and cartoonist. Before coming to New York, June studied Japanese language and literature in Seoul, South Korea. Upon finishing her junior year, she came to New York to study cartooning at the School of Visual Arts. Since graduating in 2002, her comic work has been published in a few highly acclaimed anthologies such as New Thing Vol.2, but she is most well known for her work on Australian rock band JET’s album cover, as well as contributing illustrations to Flaunt magazine, Teen People, and Tokion. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and when not working as a freelance illustrator, she can be found slowly chasing her dream to become a full time cartoonist. Her chase can be witnessed at http://www.nofishentertainment.com.
The book in one sentence: Jackie’s lover Noah dies and she thinks consuming Noah’s ashes (in smoothies) in 12 days will quicken her grieving process.
Who would you recommend it to: I’m not sure. This is my first time reading manga.
OK bits: I like the whole same sex romance premise.
Boring bits: More like there were parts I didn’t understand. The characters look alike to me and it was difficult to differentiate what was flashback and who is a guy or girl!
Verdict: I don’t know if this was good manga. I like the plot but it was just so-so for me.