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Book of the Month - Lucky Penny


Lucky Penny

Welcome to another installment of Destructoid’s Unofficial Book of the Month blog. Now that the blogs are (sometimes) working again, I decided to make a proper blog for December’s Book of the Month.

I’ve decided to do something a bit different this time. Yes, this month I have decided to make a graphic novel the Book of the Month. After all, it is still a book. It’s got a cover, pages, ink, the whole shebang.

As always the purpose of this blog is to encourage reading and to help people discover books they might otherwise overlook. In this case, this blog also serves another purpose. I am using this platform to share a graphic novel I love a lot, made by a pair of artists I admire a lot too. 

This Month’s Book:

Lucky Penny by Ananth Hirsh and Yuko Ota

208 pages long

Genre(s): Romance, Humor, Fiction

You can buy a digital or physical copy off Amazon. Sadly no audio version, since it’s a comic. You can also read the comic on the creators’ website for free!

About Lucky Penny:

Lucky Penny is a graphic novel written by a pair of artists Yuko Ota and Anath Hirsh, a husband and wife team that have created a lot of great comics on their site johnnywander.com. The story is about Penny Brighton, a young woman with a love of cheesy romance novels who suffers from chronic bad luck. After losing her job and losing her apartment she has to jump through some pretty strange hoops to scrape together a tiny bit of stability. Ultimately this leads to her meeting Walter, a gym employee that agrees to letting her use the gym’s showers for free in exchange for a date with Penny. Romance, drama, and comedy ensue. The comic boasts amazing art, courtesy of Yuko Ota the artist. It reminds me slightly of the Scott Pilgrim series, although with more detail and cleaner line work.

Penny Preview

So that’s all you need to know about Lucky Penny without getting too spoiler-y. The “deadline” for the blogs is December 31st, but you know, nothing stopping you from posting them after that. You can write whatever you want about Lucky Penny in your blog. And of course, you don’t have to write anything at all if you don’t want to. I would recommend you at least check out Lucky Penny either way. It’s a great little story written by two great artists.

See you next month, with something (I don’t know what yet, and won’t be teasing anything, I have learned my lesson). Happy Reading!

- Thank You For Reading, And Remember: Hot Dogs are Sandwiches. #TeamSandwich

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About dephoenixone of us since 10:41 AM on 03.01.2016

Former Head of Destructoid's Unofficial Book Club, Former Head of the Unofficial Book of the Month Club, Wes's Unofficial Father, and Self-Appointed Supreme High Priest of #TeamSandwich.

Super Mario Bros. 3 was the very first game (I remember) playing. Since then I have been a big fan of the medium.

I'm an avid gamer and aspiring writer. RPGs and platformers are my bread and butter, but I'm also a fair action/adventure guy too. Really there are no genres I outright dislike, just individual games. Every game genre offers something different, and I've come to love the variety. I feel the same way with comics, movies, manga, etc. Not really hung up on "genres", I just like what I like, and I don't care what genre it is.

Recently I've been trying to "break out of my shell" by getting out of my comfort zone and trying things I normally would not. Because of this I have discovered lots of new games, books, manga, shows, and movies that I now love. I do my part now to try to help others expand their horizons and get out of their own familiar space and try new things.

Destructoid has been a big help in getting me to broaden my horizons, and interact with more people outside my familiar circle of friends and acquaintances. I've come to love this site, and look forward to sharing more with you knuckleheads.