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Welcome to the Real World: 01/16/18
Welcome to the Real World by Angela Melick is the second of the Wasted Talent compilations. This one covers her first jobs and her engagement to Trevor. Theses vignettes from her life are interspersed with some situational humor.
The book settles down into two main threads: Angela's attempts to learn how to mountain bike and how she settles into her job. Her job meanwhile has two distinct parts: newbie in the big city, and newbie in the countryside (Mission). Her job, especially in Mission, reminds me of my friend Alice's work. Both are engineers and both work with keeping pipes working. Alice, though, works with sewers. Both though involve messy work in remote (but sometimes beautiful) locations.
The book includes an appendix of rejected comics, a tutorial on how to draw comics with pens, and a list of notes about different scenes in the book. The third compilation is Cubical Warrior. At the moment I can't find a copy.