Housing Goals

Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota
Oni Press, 2016
9781620102879

The short pitch: Girl Scott Pilgrim with less video games.

lucky-penny-coverPenny loses her job and her apartment but lands on her feet (sort of) by getting a job at a laundromat run by the 12-year-old son of the owners, living out of her friend’s storage unit, and crushing on Walter, the desk guy at the Y where she showers. The character dialogue and art are both super-expressive and well done, the reason I’m a big fan of Ananth Hirsh (who also writes as Ananth Panagariyra) and Yuko Ota.

I think it would be interesting to live in a storage unit — it would be like a tiny house but even more so! — in kind of the same way I liked thinking about living in a museum after I read From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.