My Boyfriend is a Bear

Illustrated by Cat Farris
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About The Book

The delightful story of Nora who, after a succession of terrible boyfriends, finds a much happier relationship with a 500-pound American black bear. 

"Funny and sweet. Your next book boyfriend gives great hugs." -–– Rainbow Rowell

"I never expected to write a book recommendation that said: I wish I had a boyfriend who was a bear. But now I do." –– JoJo Moyes

Bear meets girl.

Nora has bad luck with men. When she meets an (actual) bear on a hike in the Los Angeles hills, he turns out to be the best romantic partner she’s ever had! He’s considerate, he’s sweet, he takes care of her. But he’s a bear, and winning over her friends and family is difficult. Not to mention he has to hibernate all winter. Can true love conquer all?

Written by Pamela Ribon (SLAM!, Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet) and illustrated by Cat Farris (Emily and the Strangers). 

About The Author
Pamela Ribon

Pamela Ribon co-created and currently writes the roller derby comic SLAM!, and has penned guest issues of Rick and Morty™. She is also writer of the Oni Press graphic novel My Boyfriend is a Bear. Her screenwriting work includes Moana and Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. She's a best-selling author, frequent troublemaker, and true fan of you.

About The Illustrator
Cat Farris

Cat Farris is a native Portlander, an artist, and pretty sure she's just making this up as she goes along. Her previous work includes art on Emily and the Strangers. She is supported in this venture by the world's most beautiful husband, the laziest greyhound, and an all-star cast of Helioscope studiomates.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Oni Press (April 2018)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620104873

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Raves and Reviews

"This book made me laugh and cry. Bittersweet, unsentimental and as honest as a book about a bear boyfriend can be."

– Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of ME BEFORE YOU

"This resonant, absurdist modern fable is a joyful discovery."

– PUBLISHERS WEEKLY STARRED REVIEW

"A sort of alt-Disney meets Jane Austen, this delightful confection showcases an unconventional relationship that will pull giggles and snuffles from romance lovers."

– BOOKLIST

"MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR is an incredibly fun, flirtatious, and hilarious romance that I found myself uncontrollably laughing out loud "to! Farris and Ribon are amazing at comedic timing, and the art is just so delightful."

– Leila del Luca (Shutter, Afar)

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