I have to admit that even though I draw comics, I never have really had my fingers on the pulse of the industry – I’m usually the last guy to know about when awesome books are coming out.  [I feel like this is even more ridiculous due to the fact that I work in one of the country's largest bookstores]. Anyhow, via Gina at the First Second blog, I recently heard of Vietnamerica, by GB Tran, which I’m pretty stoked for.

Tran’s work looks really, really amazing and the subject matter hits pretty close to home. So close to home that after looking at his website and learning more about the book I thought to myself, ‘Crap. I wanted to write this book.’

It comes out on the 25th of this month. Make sure to check it out. It got a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, and all the other reviews I’ve read seem to say the same thing: Awesome.