Our Story Studio houses bookshelves full of colourful and engaging graphic novels brought in by our CEO.
These books are regularly taken by the team to enjoy, spreading our love of a great story.
We’ve decided to spread this joy of storytelling further.
Every two weeks we’ll be focusing in on one of the graphics novels which line the shelves of our Story Studio, focusing on their story and sharing why we loved it. You can catch the first instalment which looked at ‘My friend Dahmer’ here.
‘Seconds‘ by Bryan Lee O’Malley
‘Seconds” is a graphic novel by famous cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley the writer best known for his creation ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’.
The novel follows the life of Katie Clay, head chef at a restaurant of the title name.
After a string of disasters including a failing relationship and career woes, Katie obtains the power to fix her past mistakes.
A mysterious girl appears in the middle of the night with simple instructions for a do-it-yourself do-over:
1. Write your mistake in a notebook.
2. Eat one mushroom.
3. Go to sleep.
When she wakes her problems will be fixed.
Katie tries to use this method to create a perfect life. This doesn’t last long and quickly Katie is creating more problems for herself.
The novel delves into her life and her brand new crop of issues she creates.
The book is beautifully adorned with colourful images of Katie and her life, typical of O’Malley’s style. The story will have audiences falling in love with the character as well as the author’s style as he creates a whimsical, sharp and beautiful story.