Suggested Reading: Courtney Crumrin
I have only just discovered this book, and I have not had the opportunity to finish reading the first volume. Despite that, I am already completely enthralled. The writing and the artwork flow together very well to tell the story of Courtney Crumrin, a self-sufficient and intelligent young woman.
Courtney is an odd little girl who doesn’t quite fit in. When she is shipped off to her uncle’s, she must adjust to a whole new school in a neighborhood she isn’t entirely comfortable with; however, things quickly take a turn for the better, as she meets the strange and interesting individuals that live in and around her uncle’s house. Soon it’s clear that she’s better off hanging with the Night Things than she is with the stuck-up kids at her school. It’s adolescent angst vs. scary spooks, adding up to excellent entertainment.
The image above is the cover of the first hardcover collection of Courtney Crumrin stories, Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things by Ted Naifeh. I highly suggest picking it up. Check your Local Comic Book Store!