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A hand-drawn path to inner peace!
Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.
Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.
Out in bookstores on October 3, 2014 by Adams Media. 
Available for pre-order online. 
AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 

A hand-drawn path to inner peace!

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.

Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.

Out in bookstores on October 3, 2014 by Adams Media. 

Available for pre-order online. 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 











"Never Forgets" (excerpt)
Ellie is a young woman who must reveal to her parents that her physical appearance is now completely different thanks to plastic surgery.
20-page self-published mini-comic. 2014  
2014 Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Minicomic.
Letter-sized mini-comic available for online order. 

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"Never Forgets" (excerpt)

Ellie is a young woman who must reveal to her parents that her physical appearance is now completely different thanks to plastic surgery.

20-page self-published mini-comic. 2014  

2014 Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Minicomic.

Letter-sized mini-comic available for online order. 

My 2012 web comic I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU is now a hardcover book published by Adams Media and coming to a bookstore near you in December 2013.
Unlike the web comic, the book version comes with a brand new extended ending. 

Thank you everyone for all your support. 
Please reblog and share!
ORDER AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS | URBAN OUTFITTERS



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I have a confession to make.I think I am in friend-love with you.
What’s friend-love? It’s that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It’s not love-love. You don’t want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it’s just as intense and just as amazing.
And it’s this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. It’s perfect if you’ve ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them…in a platonic way, of course.


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PRAISE FOR I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU 
"Look around. You won’t find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there’s, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." —Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead
"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." —MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell
"Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate.” —Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable
"The warmth of Yumi’s soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." —Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes
"Yumi Sakugawa’s small, sweet hardcover I Think I am in Friend-Love With You (Adams Media) feels so necessary. Sakugawa’s one-eyed, vaguely socklike protagonist fantasizes a future of book-swapping, Tumblr post–reblogging, coffee-sipping platonic love, but reveals the most simple of needs in the book’s simple black-and-white illustrations.” - Bitch Magazine
“I Think I am In Friend Love With You…chronicles a bashful cyclops with a good old fashioned friend crush. Sakaguwa’s comics, while being hilarious, are imbued with a quiet magic that somehow makes a glowing computer screen as ripe with beauty and mystery as a night sky full of twinkling stars.” - Huffington Post Arts
The comic…expresses all the delightful, little things we hope our best…pals will do for us…. [Yumi’s] work has an eerie, wondrous quality to it, blipped with panels that will make your heart soar and dip and soar again. Themes of space and love pull readers into a pensive world of fantastical creatures.” - NPR’s Code Switch

My 2012 web comic I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU is now a hardcover book published by Adams Media and coming to a bookstore near you in December 2013.

Unlike the web comic, the book version comes with a brand new extended ending. 

Thank you everyone for all your support. 

Please reblog and share!

ORDER AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS | URBAN OUTFITTERS

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I have a confession to make.
I think I am in friend-love with you.

What’s friend-love? It’s that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It’s not love-love. You don’t want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it’s just as intense and just as amazing.

And it’s this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. It’s perfect if you’ve ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them…in a platonic way, of course.

——

PRAISE FOR I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU 

"Look around. You won’t find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there’s, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." —Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead

"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." —MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell

"Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate.” —Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable

"The warmth of Yumi’s soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." —Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

"Yumi Sakugawa’s small, sweet hardcover I Think I am in Friend-Love With You (Adams Media) feels so necessary. Sakugawa’s one-eyed, vaguely socklike protagonist fantasizes a future of book-swapping, Tumblr post–reblogging, coffee-sipping platonic love, but reveals the most simple of needs in the book’s simple black-and-white illustrations.” - Bitch Magazine

I Think I am In Friend Love With You…chronicles a bashful cyclops with a good old fashioned friend crush. Sakaguwa’s comics, while being hilarious, are imbued with a quiet magic that somehow makes a glowing computer screen as ripe with beauty and mystery as a night sky full of twinkling stars.” - Huffington Post Arts

The comic…expresses all the delightful, little things we hope our best…pals will do for us…. [Yumi’s] work has an eerie, wondrous quality to it, blipped with panels that will make your heart soar and dip and soar again. Themes of space and love pull readers into a pensive world of fantastical creatures.” - NPR’s Code Switch










"Your One True Self"
Created for The Rumpus 2013 

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"Your One True Self"

Created for The Rumpus 2013 

Panel from short comic story “Ghost” 
Created for The Rumpus. Read in entirety here. 
2013 

Panel from short comic story “Ghost” 

Created for The Rumpus. Read in entirety here

2013 







"Moon Between the Mountains"
Created for The Rumpus.
2013

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"Moon Between the Mountains"

Created for The Rumpus.

2013



Illustrations for Hamlet by William Shakespeare with Modern Translation: The Ultimate Hamlet eBook
Created for eNotes 
2012 

Illustrations for Hamlet by William Shakespeare with Modern Translation: The Ultimate Hamlet eBook

Created for eNotes 

2012 











"Claudia Kishi, My Asian-American Female Role Model of the 90’s" 
Published in Sadie Magazine
2012

"Claudia Kishi, My Asian-American Female Role Model of the 90’s" 

Published in Sadie Magazine

2012



A hand-drawn path to inner peace!
Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.
Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.
Out in bookstores on October 3, 2014 by Adams Media. 
Available for pre-order online. 
AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 

A hand-drawn path to inner peace!

Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe will set you free on a visual journey of self-discovery. Set against a surreal backdrop of intricate ink illustrations, you will find nine metaphysical lessons with dreamlike instructions that require you to open your heart to unexplored inner landscapes. From setting fire to your anxieties to sharing a cup of tea with your inner demons, you will learn how to let go and truly connect with the world around you.

Whether you need a little inspiration or a completely new life direction, Your Illustrated Guide to Becoming One with the Universe provides you with the necessary push to find your true path—and a whimsical adventure to enjoy on the way there.

Out in bookstores on October 3, 2014 by Adams Media. 

Available for pre-order online. 

AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | INDIEBOUND | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS 











"Never Forgets" (excerpt)
Ellie is a young woman who must reveal to her parents that her physical appearance is now completely different thanks to plastic surgery.
20-page self-published mini-comic. 2014  
2014 Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Minicomic.
Letter-sized mini-comic available for online order. 

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"Never Forgets" (excerpt)

Ellie is a young woman who must reveal to her parents that her physical appearance is now completely different thanks to plastic surgery.

20-page self-published mini-comic. 2014  

2014 Ignatz Award nomination for Outstanding Minicomic.

Letter-sized mini-comic available for online order. 

My 2012 web comic I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU is now a hardcover book published by Adams Media and coming to a bookstore near you in December 2013.
Unlike the web comic, the book version comes with a brand new extended ending. 

Thank you everyone for all your support. 
Please reblog and share!
ORDER AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS | URBAN OUTFITTERS



——
I have a confession to make.I think I am in friend-love with you.
What’s friend-love? It’s that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It’s not love-love. You don’t want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it’s just as intense and just as amazing.
And it’s this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. It’s perfect if you’ve ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them…in a platonic way, of course.


——
PRAISE FOR I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU 
"Look around. You won’t find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there’s, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." —Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead
"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." —MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell
"Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate.” —Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable
"The warmth of Yumi’s soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." —Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes
"Yumi Sakugawa’s small, sweet hardcover I Think I am in Friend-Love With You (Adams Media) feels so necessary. Sakugawa’s one-eyed, vaguely socklike protagonist fantasizes a future of book-swapping, Tumblr post–reblogging, coffee-sipping platonic love, but reveals the most simple of needs in the book’s simple black-and-white illustrations.” - Bitch Magazine
“I Think I am In Friend Love With You…chronicles a bashful cyclops with a good old fashioned friend crush. Sakaguwa’s comics, while being hilarious, are imbued with a quiet magic that somehow makes a glowing computer screen as ripe with beauty and mystery as a night sky full of twinkling stars.” - Huffington Post Arts
The comic…expresses all the delightful, little things we hope our best…pals will do for us…. [Yumi’s] work has an eerie, wondrous quality to it, blipped with panels that will make your heart soar and dip and soar again. Themes of space and love pull readers into a pensive world of fantastical creatures.” - NPR’s Code Switch

My 2012 web comic I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU is now a hardcover book published by Adams Media and coming to a bookstore near you in December 2013.

Unlike the web comic, the book version comes with a brand new extended ending. 

Thank you everyone for all your support. 

Please reblog and share!

ORDER AMAZON | BARNES & NOBLE | POWELL BOOKS | SKYLIGHT BOOKS | URBAN OUTFITTERS

——

I have a confession to make.
I think I am in friend-love with you.

What’s friend-love? It’s that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It’s not love-love. You don’t want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it’s just as intense and just as amazing.

And it’s this search for that connection that comic-book artist Yumi Sakugawa captures in I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You. It’s perfect if you’ve ever fallen in friend-love and want to show that person how much you love them…in a platonic way, of course.

——

PRAISE FOR I THINK I AM IN FRIEND-LOVE WITH YOU 

"Look around. You won’t find anything sweeter than this lonely little book anywhere in your immediate vicinity. Unless for some reason there’s, like, a bunny knitting a scarf for a puppy. That might be sweeter. Aside from that, this book is definitely your best bet." —Avery Monsen, coauthor of K is for Knifeball and All My Friends Are Dead

"This is one of my favorite comics ever, a sweet ode to platonic love that will echo through the ages." —MariNaomi, author of Kiss & Tell

"Funny and beautifully drawn, I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is the bittersweet tale of friendships in the age of social media in which many can relate.” —Esther Pearl Watson, author of Unlovable

"The warmth of Yumi’s soft brushstrokes and vulnerability of her words make me feel less alone in this weird world. I think I am in book-love." —Lisa Hanawalt, author of My Dirty Dumb Eyes

"Yumi Sakugawa’s small, sweet hardcover I Think I am in Friend-Love With You (Adams Media) feels so necessary. Sakugawa’s one-eyed, vaguely socklike protagonist fantasizes a future of book-swapping, Tumblr post–reblogging, coffee-sipping platonic love, but reveals the most simple of needs in the book’s simple black-and-white illustrations.” - Bitch Magazine

I Think I am In Friend Love With You…chronicles a bashful cyclops with a good old fashioned friend crush. Sakaguwa’s comics, while being hilarious, are imbued with a quiet magic that somehow makes a glowing computer screen as ripe with beauty and mystery as a night sky full of twinkling stars.” - Huffington Post Arts

The comic…expresses all the delightful, little things we hope our best…pals will do for us…. [Yumi’s] work has an eerie, wondrous quality to it, blipped with panels that will make your heart soar and dip and soar again. Themes of space and love pull readers into a pensive world of fantastical creatures.” - NPR’s Code Switch










"Your One True Self"
Created for The Rumpus 2013 

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"Your One True Self"

Created for The Rumpus 2013 

Panel from short comic story “Ghost” 
Created for The Rumpus. Read in entirety here. 
2013 

Panel from short comic story “Ghost” 

Created for The Rumpus. Read in entirety here

2013 







"Moon Between the Mountains"
Created for The Rumpus.
2013

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"Moon Between the Mountains"

Created for The Rumpus.

2013



Illustrations for Hamlet by William Shakespeare with Modern Translation: The Ultimate Hamlet eBook
Created for eNotes 
2012 

Illustrations for Hamlet by William Shakespeare with Modern Translation: The Ultimate Hamlet eBook

Created for eNotes 

2012 











"Claudia Kishi, My Asian-American Female Role Model of the 90’s" 
Published in Sadie Magazine
2012

"Claudia Kishi, My Asian-American Female Role Model of the 90’s" 

Published in Sadie Magazine

2012

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