Printed in three fluorescent pantone inks, J&K will be one of the most unique and eye-popping releases of 2020, by one of the most distinctive and talented cartoonists working today. This colorful original graphic novel follows lovable losers Jay and Kay, whose quotidian adventures are often hilarious and occasionally poignant, calling to mind everything from Peanuts to Seinfeld.
Included along with the book is a treasure trove of cute, sad little artifacts: a mini issue of “Cool Magazine,” a sticker sheet, collectible trading cards, a fold-out map and poster, and even a 5” vinyl record! Fun for all ages!
"J&K is a delightful mix of cute moments and 'tragically sensitive' bummers. Packaged as one of the most beautiful books I've ever seen, Pham unites weird with wonderful. So weird, that by the end, you'll think a pimple pus character named Bacne is adorable." — Aminder Dhaliwal, Woman World
"Pham's precise work is a tremendous pleasure to behold." — The Guardian
"Pham crafts a funny and surprisingly affecting story of two slacker friends and their marginal lifestyles. This jumble of gags and lovable and loving outsiders succeeds through sheer, unrelenting weirdness." — Publishers Weekly
"This fast-paced, surreal romp is a celebration of medium and process and form as much as a narrative." — Elephant Magazine
"A striking aesthetic ... the book commands a reader’s attention from its first page." — Comics Bookcase
"A portrait of two friends whose adventures flux between upbeat and harrowing, all the while presenting a pastel soaked playfulness under the visual aesthetic of its creator. As the story progresses, the bright and cute visuals become exponentially charming." — Asian Movie Pulse
"Pham's mastery of the risograph process reveals previously undiscovered degrees of subtlety in colour, tone and shade. This enabled him to create a style of animation that is a utopic psychedelic motley of Tove Jansson's Moomin, The Muppets, Garfield and scenery on par with Hokusai." — XS Noize