Same Difference & Other Stories TP Derek Kirk Kim 1st print Top Shelf Autobio NM


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Same Difference & Other Stories Paperback
by Derek Kirk Kim (Author, Artist)

After selling through the self-published run of Same Difference and Other Stories in just a few short months, Derek Kirk Kim proudly moves his debut collection to Top Shelf! Through a series of sensitive – and often hilarious – short stories, Kim deftly explores the not-so-average twenty-something’s quarter-life crisis, romantic neurosis, and a refreshing slice of Korean-American life.

Paperback: 144 pages
Publisher: Top Shelf

Derek Kirk Kim is not only a pretty fantastic artist, but also a great writer as well. The bulk of the book is one story, “Same Difference.” In the story we meet a group of friends discussing where they are in life and when one of them sees an old friend from High School, two of the friends set out on a journey back to home. Along the way they meet back up with old friends from High School and attempt to right a couple of wrongs. Strangely autobiographical, but brilliantly told and illustrated, Derek shows a brief glimpse of life with this story. Other stories included are often short, one or two pages, that seem to illustrate aspects of Derek’s life. Sometimes amusing, sometimes a bit…graphic, but always insightful. Derek’s artwork has matured over the years to where his current style, while stylized in some ways, accurately captures the many nuances of the human face.

This edition is out of print!

Near mint, 1st print.