Loosely based on a teenager's diary from the 1980s found in a gas-station bathroom, Unlovable is the remarkable story of teenager Tammy Pierce, as filtered through the pen of Los Angeles artist Esther Pearl Watson. This remarkably touching and funny graphic novel series tells the first-person account of Tammy's sophomore year in 1985.
In the epic saga that is Unlovable, Tammy finds herself dealing with: tampons, teasing, crushes, The Smiths, tube socks, facial hair, lice, celibacy, fantasy dream proms, gym showers, skid marks, a secret admirer, prank calls, backstabbers, winter ball, barfing, narcs, breakdancing, hot wheels, glamour shots, roller coasters, Halloween costumes, boogers, boys, boy crazy feelings, biker babes, and even some butt cracks. Tammy's life isn't pretty, but it is endlessly charming and hilarious.
"Esther's consistently original, hilarious and heart-felt work evokes the travails of puberty with painful accuracy. After perusing Unlovable, we immediately broke out in zits and had clumsy beginner sex." — Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman
"Tammy's enchanting smile and dazzling eyes are a gift of grace from Esther Watson." — Pendleton Ward, creator of Adventure Time
"Unlovable is the great teen comic tragedy of our time!" — Matt Groening
"A modest masterpiece, affecting and funny." — Booklist
"From the moment I laid eyes on Unlovable, I knew immediately that I had to run it as a series in BUST. Tammy Pierce is such an endearing underdog, and her teen-loser ways keep me coming back. No matter how cool or smart you may be as a grown up, I think there is a little Tammy in all of us." — Laurie Henzel, Creative Director of BUST magazine