Have you ever regretted running into an “ex”? This Xeric Award-winning graphic novel chronicles just that. Poor Ingrid is riding home on her bike from her new job. From the corner of her eye she spots her ex-boyfriend Mark waiting for the bus. She stops to say ‘Hello”. Awkward plans to meet for drinks ensue, thus beginning an orgy of lies, drugs, alcohol, sexual frustration, and gobs of guilt. Beautifully illustrated in meticulous pen and ink crosshatched realsim.
Karl Stevens is a graphic novelist and painter whose comics have appeared regularly in the New Yorker, Village Voice, and Boston Phoenix. Stevens’ graphic novels include Whatever (2008), The Lodger (2010), Failure (2013), The Winner (2018), and Penny: A Graphic Memoir (2021) He lives in Boston with his wife Alex and their cats, Penny and Pepper.
64 page black and white paperback, 2005