TITLE: The Avant-Guards
AUTHOR: Carly Usdin
SERIES: The Avant-Guards
GENRES: Graphic Novel, LGBT, Young Adult
EXPECTED PUBLICATION: September 3rd 2019
PUBLISHER: BOOM! Box
When Charlie transfers to the Georgia O’Keeffe College of Arts and Subtle Dramatics, she struggles to find her feet, but winds up exactly where she belongs…in the school’s (terrible) basketball team.
As a transfer student to the Georgia O’Keeffe College for Arts and Subtle Dramatics, former sports star Charlie is struggling to find her classes, her dorm, and her place amongst a student body full of artists who seem to know exactly where they’re going. When the school’s barely-a-basketball-team unexpectedly attempts to recruit her, Charlie’s adamant that she’s left that life behind…until she’s won over by the charming team captain, Liv, and the ragtag crew she’s managed to assemble. And while Charlie may have left cut-throat competition in in the dust, sinking these hoops may be exactly what she needs to see the person she truly wants to be.
From Carly Usdin (Heavy Vinyl) and artist Noah Hayes (Wet Hot American Summer, Goldie Vance) comes an ensemble comedy series that understands that it’s the person you are off the court that matters most.
I received an earc through netgalley. Thank you for giving me this opportunity! The thoughts are still my own.
The Avant-Guards is a fun and quick read. And it has it all! Diversity, blooming love, sports, friends, teamwork, PUPPIES.
I don’t read much comics but they are a really good way to bring you back to reading after a slump. And this did exactly that. I loved all the characters and the fact that they were so different, diverse and yet still like of the same. But what I’m always left to miss is deeper character introductions in comics. I feel that I can’t get a proper connection with The characters.
All in all this was a great read! It left me craving for more and with a cliffhanger ending. I kind of hate those but it kind of makes sense.
The artwork is amazing and really makes the experience even more pleasant since you have a great story and beautiful art to watch.