Critically praised graphic novel by master underground cartoonist Dan Clowes originally serialized in his magazine Eightball.

Described by the author as a portrait of "the lives of two recent high school graduates from the advantaged perch of a constant and (mostly) undetectable eavesdropper, with the shaky detachment of a scientist who has grown fond of the prize microbes in his petri dish."

It's one of Clowes' most realistic and honest works, in a similar vein to Adrian Tomine's Optic Nerve comics.

It was made into a movie in 2001, starring by Thora Birch, Scarlett Johansson and Steve Buscemi, with the screenplay written by Dan Clowes himself.