From Web Comic To Printed Page

The story of how Yumi Sakugawa’s “I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You” went from web comic sensation to best-selling book.

I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You” is a personal comic essay I created back in 2012 about the heartbreak and joy of unrequited platonic love. I never would have suspected that a very short six-page comic I created for Sadie Magazine would end up going viral all over the internet and a year later, turn into my first published book. Here is a short autobiographical comic about how one serendipitous email from a literary agent, old memories, nostalgic encounters with college friends, and the internet collided to create the book version of “I Think I Am in Friend-Love with You,” which was just released in bookstores this month.

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