- Posted by Johanna on July 11, 2013 at 3:48 pm
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
I first heard of Jamie Noguchi’s Yellow Peril webcomic strip back in 2010, when he exhibited at SPX. It’s a slice-of-life workplace comedy starring Kane, a designer for a bureaucratic conglomerate; his buddy Bodie; their project manager, Ally; and Julie, chef at their favorite lunch restaurant.
Then, it didn’t become a must-read for me, but now, I’m a follower, because I read a big clump all at once. Jamie has released Back to the Grind, a digital collection, on comiXology, and reading the first eight storylines (“Case of the Mondays” through “The First Date”) made me want more. I could relate to how Kane feels about difficult work demands and managerial meetings. Plus, the “collected edition” features additional sketches, author annotations on particular strips, and a section on putting together the cover. It’s very reasonably priced, for 128 “pages”, at $1.99 — or the Kindle version is only 99 cents!
Jamie has plans to do another collection soon, and I’m looking forward to Volume 2. I want to keep catching up! (There are apparently print collections as well, but I couldn’t find links on his website, so maybe he only sells them at cons.)