Comic Book Couples Counseling Podcast

CBCC 49: Freddy & Laura - Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me

August 7, 2020

Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O'Connell tear through our emotions as we tackle their Eisner Award-winning "Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me." Their high school romance offers an authentically painful insight into young love with all its beauty and tragedy. It's impossible to come away from the reading experience without some sense of relatability and hope that those that read this graphic novel won't make the same mistakes you did in your formative years.

In this episode, Brad & Lisa describe their own relationships with advice columns and how Freddy's isolation leaves few options other than her anonymous emails to self-help guru Anna Vice. Sometimes, when we're in the thick of romantic despair, we don't recognize the support system already surrounding us.

This week's comic: "Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me," written by Mariko Tamaki, illustrated by Rosemary Valero-O'Connell, and published by First Second Books.

Be sure to follow the podcast on Instagram and Twitter @CBCCPodcast, and you can follow hosts Brad Gullickson @MouthDork & Lisa Gullickson @sidewalksiren.

Podcast logo by Aaron Prescott @acoolhandfluke, podcast banner art @Karen_XmenFan.

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