The Onion Reviews PERFECT EXAMPLE by JOHN PORCELLINO

“The AV Club Review - Perfect Example” / The AV Club / The AV Club / September 8, 2005

Post-punk cartoonist John Porcellino applies his spare lines to a story of '80s suburban romance in the autobiographical graphic novel Perfect Example (Drawn & Quarterly), which covers his waning high-school career and subsequent summer of slacking. Porcellino accurately captures what it's like to be a self-absorbed, downhearted teen, getting off on sympathy. More importantly, he also captures the revelatory moment when a habitual mope realizes he can just as easily decide to be happy...

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