In her graphic novel Barely Functioning Adult, Meichi Ng addresses that particular period of adulthood where a person flails frantically through post-collegiate life.
Ng’s lumpy blue avatar struggles to use her degree, combat imposter syndrome, make friends in a new town … even keeping a fish alive proves to be an insurmountable task. Her journey is made bearable by the author’s sense of humor.
The simple, almost crude illustrations are set off by a bright color palate—sunny skies bely the angst below the surface.
Heartfelt and funny, I’d recommend this to fans of Allie Brosh and Huda Fahmy’s graphic novels.