webcomic of the week

Webcomic of the Week: TJ & Amal

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the bookplate from my Kickstarter copy of the TJ & Amal omnibus

The Less than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal is, probably, my favorite webcomic of all time. It was the first webcomic I bought in print (the second was Princess Princess).

From the comic’s “About” page:

May 16, 2008 – In the span of a single day, Amal calls off his arranged marriage, comes out to his conservative parents, promptly gets disowned, goes on a bender… and wakes up the next morning to find TJ, a lanky, dreadlocked vagrant, frying eggs and singing Paul Simon in his kitchen.

TJ claims that the two have made a drunken pact to drive all the way from Berkeley to Providence. As it happens, Amal promised his sister he’d be there for her graduation from Brown University. And TJ, well… TJ has his own reasons.

The agreement is simple: Amal does the driving; TJ pays the way – but a 3500 mile journey leaves plenty of time for things to get complicated.

The Less Than Epic Adventures of TJ & Amal won the 2016 Harvey Award for Best Graphic Novel Previously Published; the 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Graphic Novel; and was nominated for the 2016 Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel – Reprint. It’s kind of a big deal.

The whole comic is available online for free, but please consider supporting E.K. Weaver and purchasing the print edition (or some pins, postcards, and art prints).

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