Check Please!: Year One Graphic Novel Review

Check Please!: Year One

Erica Gives This Comic Four StarsCheck Please!: Year One by Ngozi Ukazu
Rating: 4/5 stars

Sweet Eric Bittle, or Bitty, heads to college to play hockey in the delightful Check Please! What I love about this book is that you can tell Bitty is a character who lives a lot in Ukazu’s head, and we get the privilege to see him grow. Ukazu writes about she never really intended to make this into a web comic, or a series. But Bitty resonates.

While yes, this is one of those college stories where they never seem to actually go to class, what matters in Bitty’s world is his vlog, hockey playing, hockey team, and baking. Bitty stress bakes. Bitty bakes to get people to like him. Bitty bakes because there’s a kitchen — even if its a gross kitchen he has to clean first in the hockey team house.

The smallness of Bitty’s world feels so right. Continue reading “Check Please!: Year One Graphic Novel Review”