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Glimpse witchy London in our exclusive excerpt from this new graphic novel about being a burnt out worker (and also a witch)

I Feel Awful, Thanks addresses burnout in a witchy fashion

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Image credit: Lara Pickle

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If you've ever been (or perhaps even currently are) a twenty-something-year-old person burning out in the working world, Oni Press is about to publish a graphic novel for you. Lara Pickle's debut graphic novel I Feel Awful, Thanks follows a young witch named Joana as she works in a potions lab - what she thinks of as her "perfect job" - and navigates the stress of moving to a new city, finding an apartment, and living alone in a new place.

The graphic novel will delve into young Joana's journey to self-acceptance, and author Lara Pickle is hoping that I Feel Fine, Thanks will help others going through a similar situation. As Pickle said in a statement, “I created this comic in the hopes that if people identify with it, then it will serve as a gentle reminder that they're not alone."

If this all sounds great to you, you won't have to wait long to get your hands on this brand-new witchy book: I Feel Awful, Thanks will hit stores on March 5, 2024. But if even a month feels like too long of a wait (we understand!), don't worry - we've got an exclusive excerpt from the graphic novel for your to read right now in the gallery below.

I Feel Awful, Thanks is written and drawn by Lara Pickle and published by Oni Press. It will hit shelves March 5, 2024, but you can pre-order your copy right now courtesy of Barnes & Noble, Amazon, or Bookshop.org.


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Tiffany Babb is Popverse's deputy editor and resident Sondheim enthusiast. Tiffany likes stories that understand genre conventions (whether they play into them or against them), and she cries very easily at the movies— but rarely at the moments that are meant to be tearjerkers.

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