Adam Ellis knew it was once time to go away artwork college whilst a fellow pupil provided her ultimate venture to the category: "I positioned a condom at the Virgin Mary," she introduced, unveiling an inexpensive figurine sheathed in latex. The professor enjoyed it.
Baffled through the compliment his classmate gets, and rationale on changing into an artist on his personal phrases, Adam plots his get away to Portland, Oregon to start his existence within the actual world--only to gain that maturity is lots tougher than it appears to be like.
Based at the weblog of an analogous name, BOOKS OF ADAM info Adam's hilarious trials and tribulations in his try and develop into a functioning member of society. From his arrest after shoplifting a bottle of chocolate milk to a faulty try and make buddies that lands him in a shack with a hippie couple who've simply skinned a rabbit and try to appeal to him right into a three-some, Adam is an amicable man who can not seem to hold himself out of hassle.
Paired along with his signature black and white illustrations, Adam's tales weave jointly an uproariously humorous and eventually fascinating narrative a few younger guy looking for his position on this planet.
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