Freddy's girlfriend, Laura Dean, is the most popular girl in school, and she keeps breaking up with Freddy and then getting back with her. Freddy keeps letting Laura back but it is starting to wear on her. Freddy confides in friends, Anna Vice (an advice columnist), and even a medium to figure out her feelings for Laura and whether the pain of being taken advantage of is worth her emotional well-fair.
"Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Out With Me" is a self-realization story that speaks to anyone in or has been in a difficult relationship. The art work and illustrations are breath-taking considering the minimal color usage and the story will make you feel all of the heart break and struggle of Freddy and how personal issues effect her friends and family.
I particularly love the artwork by Rosemary Valero-O’Connell. Not only are her characters drawn so uniquely, but her backgrounds and perspective are so realistic while staying within her characteristic universe of Berkeley, CA. The vibe of her Berkeley is pretty spot on too.