Fresh out of art school and creatively unfulfilled, Molly is stuck in the suburbs with her parents and their cat, Pishi. When she is offered an opportunity to cat sit, she sees it as a way to get closer to her friends who live in the Los Angeles Arts District while fulfilling her dream of making a living as an artist. (Summary and cover courtesy of goodreads.com)
This was a very fun graphic novel about Molly trying to find a way into the city and also do what she loves. The transition from school to work is not the easiest, and I appreciated the tough love her best friends give her throughout it. The cats give an element of playfulness and fun to the book and they keep Molly on her toes as she tries to find new ways to get support herself in the city.
I particularly love her relationship with her parents and navigating how to transition from only child to independent adult. Molly certainly have some self-absorbed moments, but she comes around and learns how to be a better version of herself!
Rating: 5 stars!
Who should read it? Fans of indie and coming-of-age comics.