Edited by underground comics icon Ariel Schrag, this anthology of illustrated tales about the agonies and triumphs of seventh and eighth grade features some of America’s leading graphic novelists, including Daniel Clowes, Joe Matt, Lauren Weinstein, and Ariel herself. With a sense of humour as refreshing as it is bitingly honest, seventeen artists share their stories of first love, bullying, zits, and all the things that make middle school the worst years of our lives.
Here is a book for the older kids, Stuck in the Middle: 17 Comics from an Unpleasant Age, which gathers some of the top talents in the industry in writing about the terrible teen years. It features comics by Gabrielle Bell, Joe Matt, Dan Clowes, Lauren Weinstein, Ariel Bordeaux.
A very unscientific poll recently revealed that 99.9% of all people who attended middle school hated it. Fortunately, some of those people have grown up to be clever and talented comic artists, with an important message to share: Everyone can survive middle school!