Told through real-life journals, collages, lists, and drawings, this coming-of-age story illustrates the transformation of an 18-year-old girl from a small-town teenager into an independent city-dwelling college student. Written in an autobiographical style with beautiful artwork, Little Fish shows the challenges of being a young person facing the world on her own for the very first time and the unease--as well as excitement--that comes along with that challenge.
About the Author
Ramsey Beyer is a comic artist and illustrator living in Philadelphia, PA. She self-published her autobiographical graphic novel, Year One, accounting for her first year in Philadelphia. Beyer has had illustrated and written work published in several books, including Fanzines by Teal Triggs, Make A Zine!, and Don't Leave Your Friends Behind. Little Fish: A Memoir From a Different Kind of Year is her first traditionally published book. Known for her pet portraits, she is also the illustrator of Daisy to the Rescue by Jeff Campbell.
“Beyer’s debut captures her introspection with earnest, appealing black-and-white panels. . .Wary college-bound students will find comfort in this sincere and endearing look at freshman year.” —Booklist
“An autobiographical graphic pastiche recounts the author’s experience of leaving her rural hometown and going to art school in a new city. . .her story is easy to relate to and recommended…” —Kirkus Reviews
“Little Fish by Ramsey Beyer is a must have” —Teen Librarian Toolbox
"Beyer's autobiographical coming-of-age story is a wonderful mix of comics, lists, collages, journal entries and more. Utterly charming!" - Atomic Books