We Can Fix It
We Can Fix It
By Jess Fink. Published by Top Shelf.
Softcover, 112 pages, B&W, 2013.
At long last... the wacky, charming, and deceptively sincere time-travel memoir from the author of CHESTER 5000: Jess Fink's WE CAN FIX IT!
What would you do if you had a time machine? Bet on sporting events? Assassinate all the evildoers of history? Or maybe try to fix all the mistakes and regrets that have haunted you all these years?
Join Jess as she travels back in time to share her wisdom with her naive younger self, stand up to bullies who terrorized her child self, and teach her horny teenage self a thing or two. What begins as a raunchy adventure in teen wish fulfillment grows into a thoughtful story about memory, regret, and growing up.
One time machine, one frustrated girl, one sexy futuristic jumpsuit...infinite possibilities.
"Jess Fink's work is full of so much casual charm, you think you know her by the time you finish the book. Her light touch brings you through slapstick humor to emotional depths and back again without missing a beat." --Kate Beaton (Hark! A Vagrant)
"We Can Fix It is sexy AND funny at the same time. These are the two best things a book can be." --Ryan North (Dinosaur Comics, Adventure Time, To Be or Not to Be: That Is the Adventure)
"This is what autobiography should be. Maybe Jess Fink didn't ACTUALLY go back in time to spy on herself, make out with herself, and give herself terrible advice, but there are different kinds of truth. And this is the awesome kind." --Joey Comeau (A Softer World, Overqualified)
"Fink deals with fearless honesty and shameless self-indulgence, and she draws it all in a loose, exuberant style that gives a nice counter-texture to the more serious, soul-searching moments (not that she doesn’t handle the poop jokes with aplomb, too). Her personal journey through humiliation and acceptance should speak to anyone who’s had the misfortune of being a teenager." -- Booklist
"Hilarious and poignant." -- Library Journal
"Hands down one of the best graphic novels of the year... it’s because Fink’s able to make [some] moments seem actually funny and relatable that it hits so hard when it switches to the darker moments." -- Comics Alliance
"Fink tells the story with charm and a light heart and renders it with appealing art." -- Boing Boing
"One hell of an autobiography... a meditation on nostalgia and regret, and both the limitless appeal and severe limitations of wishing you could change the past. And it’s got a lot of jokes about boobs and poop." -- CBR Robot 6
"Fink recognizes that there's something inherently masturbatory about autobiography, but that doesn't mean that it can't be sexy and fun—or that can't involve a hot futuristic jumpsuit... a thoughtful meditation on memory, how our mistakes form the people we become, and how easy it is to let the bad things in our lives overshadow the good." -- io9
"Comedic, brutally honest, highly imaginative, but also gut-wrenching and revelatory."-- Bleeding Cool
"We Can Fix It! succeeds where, I believe, most graphic novel memoirs fail. It allows readers into a glimpse of the writer's past and the lessons learned from reflection, without having to sacrifice the fun memories that should come along with said lessons." -- Comics Bulletin
"The warm glow emanating from its mix of nostalgia, adventure, and uniquely fluffy science fiction doesn’t ever fade. We Can Fix It is a fun and funny romp through what is often the most difficult time in anyone’s life."-- Comic Buzz