The Greatest Thing is a young adult fictionalized memoir graphic novel slated for release by First Second in 2021.
Winifred faces her sophomore year of high school with dread until she meets a pair of queer, punky freshmen. They teach her how to modify her clothing to feel more comfortable in her skin, using pins and patches to create a suit of armor. These new friendships and the comic zines they produce together keep Win afloat as she navigates issues of body image, disordered eating, and depression. The Greatest Thing is a fictionalized memoir about the kinds of well-meaning moments and quiet mistakes that help a person figure out not just who they are, but who they need to become.
^ Concept art for Gutterglimmers, a metaphorical gothic fantasy comic zine series that Oscar, Win, and April create together. Each full issue will be included throughout the graphic novel, like the zines have been tucked into the pages of the book itself.