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Polterguys Vol. 1 (Polterguys, Volume 1) Paperback – January 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Mumo Press; 1ST edition (2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985192003
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985192006
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.7 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,338,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I'm Laur and I've been helplessly drawing comics since 1997 and have had my work published in high school and college newspapers. I served as contributor and as Arts & Graphic editor for Chabot College's The Spectator.

I may have attended UC Berkeley as a History of Art major but totally cheated the system and wrote my honor's thesis on manga and female representation as seen in CLAMP's X/1999. I helped curate student exhibitions and interned at art museums while working as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer.

I create comics and blog about self-publishing, creativity and drawing manga. I love reading and writing in the urban fantasy genre.

I'm also lucky enough to receive the final Xeric Award in 2012.

Come and hang out with me on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook or Goodreads!

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy Goldman on July 21, 2012
Format: Paperback
Polterguys is a black-and-white, manga-style "story of a nerdy college girl befriending a bunch of ghost guys and solving their unfinished businesses." The nerdy girl is named Bree, the college town is a take on Berkeley, and the guys are all hiding in an old rental house for reasons that become clear as the story progresses. First off, let me say that this is a super-professional-looking manga comic, one that I would not have been surprised to read in Shonen Jump (yes, I subscribed to SJ for 5 years, as an adult; there was much about it aimed at a younger audience, but it was a great deal and I would love to see more monthly digests like that in the U.S., perhaps targeted to those of us older than 13).

The art is excellent and the writing is smart and funny (check out the poster wannabe-doctor Bree puts up on her wall; classic). As a main character, Bree is the right mix of smart and spunky, cute and awkward (oh so awkward). Her high school life was hell, and she is hopeful that college will be better, but initial results are mixed, especially when every dorm-mate she is assigned drives her crazy. This is how she ends up renting a room in an otherwise empty house, or at least what she believes is an empty house. She quickly discovers the polterguys that are living there, and their fates become intertwined.

I don't want to ruin anything by giving more away, so I will simply say that I cannot stress enough that this comic is fun fun fun. If you're looking for a light-hearted supernatural romp, be sure to check out Polterguys.
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By Mary Goglia on July 12, 2013
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This comic was really good! It instantly grabs your attention within the first couple of pages. The characters are very likeable and relatable. The art is fantastic and the dialogue is well written. I can't wait for the next volume!
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By M TOP 1000 REVIEWER on March 18, 2013
Format: Paperback
I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started reading this, but I am liking it a LOT. You have this cute, nerdy character who is socially awkward and doesn't get along well with people, but it's not because she's a bad person, she's just more introverted and is studying to be a doctor. This was definitely a character I could relate with, and I think that is one reason I liked this book so much.

The storyline itself is also interesting, though it does leave some questions unanswered. But that is typical of a series, as it is hinted at that we will learn more about the ghosts and so on, as well as the protagonist's new 'boyfriend' (the ending of this book surprised me) The art is also nice, I liked it. I am definitely looking forward to the next book in this series, I only wish the book had been thicker so there could be more to read, this book was that good!
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