Anya’s Ghost by Vera Brosgol
Anya’s Ghost is pretty much Nymeth’s fault. The art style and story interested me when I read her review, and I was delighted to discover that the public library next to my college had a copy. (They’ve actually got quite a good collection of comics and graphic novels, and they’re shelved next to young adult fiction, rather than in the bowels of the Dewey Decimal system, like my public library at home. They also don’t shelve according to genre, which I love. Score one for public library next to my college.) I rented it along with X-Men: Magneto Testament before realizing I hadn’t fulfilled my vow of reading Understanding Comics before reading any more comics, so I kept it for a while… but I eventually got it around to reading it.