Johnny Hiro: Skills to Pay the Bills

Johnny Hiro: Skills to Pay the Bills

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After a couple of years as an underpaid sushi chef for his incredibly stingy and negative boss, Mr. Masago, Johnny Hiro doubts his abilities to provide his girlfriend Mayumi with the kind of life he thinks she deserves. Though their relationship is happy, he wonders if he can create something more stable for the long term: a partnership she can find a lasting happiness in. Throw in the after-effects of Johnny's past relationships and Mr. Masago's prior business ventures with his current rival Shinto Pete, and it's all a big case study in how each decision influences the next and can create vast differences in the way life develops. Figuring all of this out is even harder in New York City, with its giant gorillas, sumo wrestlers, Japanese gangsters, and rogue catering companies. And within this crazy day-to-day existence, Hiro must find a way to look beyond the fact that he can barely make rent...and figure out how to have faith in his future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 168 x 258 x 14mm | 359.99g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765329387
  • 9780765329387
  • 1,314,071

About Fred Chao

FRED CHAO is an illustrator and graphic designer. His clients have included HarperCollins Publishers, First Second Books, Soft Skull Books, and various Disney Magazines. He wrote and illustrated the graphic novel Johnny Hiro, which was nominated for four Eisner Awards and included in The Best American Comics 2010. He lives in Brooklyn. He has no cats.
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