Welcome to our tour for Bunt! Striking Out on Financial Aid. This title comes to us from well know graphic novel author Ngozi Ukazu, the very same who brought us the hockey romcom, Check, Please!
This book deals with topics of finances/financial aid and college. Please take care of yourself first before diving in to this fun read!
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Bunt! Striking Out on Financial Aid
by Ngozi Ukazu & Mad Rupert
Release Date: February 13, 2024
Publisher: First Second (Macmillan Kids)
Genre: coming-of-age, graphic novel, college, softball
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Molly Bauer’s first year of college is not the picture-perfect piece of art she’d always envisioned. On day one at PICA, Molly discovers that—through some horrible twist of fate—her full-ride scholarship has vanished! But the ancient texts (PICA’s dusty financial aid documents) reveal a loophole. If Molly and 9 other art students win a single game of softball, they’ll receive a massive athletic scholarship. Can Molly’s crew of ragtag artists succeed in softball without dropping the ball?
The author of the New York Times best-selling Check, Please series, Ngozi Ukazu returns with debut artist Madeline Rupert to bring an energetic young adult story about authenticity, old vs. new, and college failure. It also poses the question: “Is art school worth it?”
About the Authors
|Ngozi Ukazu is a DC Comics artist, New York Times-bestselling graphic novelist, and the creator of comics like Check, Please!, BUNT!, and the forthcoming graphic novel FLIP. She graduated from Yale University, and since 2020 her cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker.
You can read Check, Please! here on Tumblr.
|Mad Rupert is less than 5 feet tall and lives in Somerville, Massachusetts. She got her start in online comics over ten years ago, and authors two ongoing webcomics: Sakana, a slice-of-life workplace comedy, and Robber-Robert, a sci-fi romance for mature readers. She has also worked extensively on comic adaptations of Cartoon Network properties like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Steven Universe. When not making comics, Mad enjoys spending time with her partner and their very old dog, going to the gym, and playing Minecraft. ‘Mad’ is short for Madeline, she’s not actually angry.
Sakana has been self-published online since 2010 with three successful Kickstarters to print volumes 1-3 in 2016, 2017, and 2020.
You can read Sakana for free at: www.sakana-comic.com
The first chapter of Robber/Robert was successfully Kickstarted in 2022.
An unannounced graphic novel written by Ngozi Ukazu (Check, Please!) and drawn by Mad is forthcoming in 2024 through First Second.
You can find stickers, pins and keychains in her personal store:
And books in her Hivemill store: