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Ngozi Ukazu - book author

Ngozi Ukazu is the author of the online graphic novel series Check, Please!. She studied at Yale University and the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Ngozi Ukazu is the author of books: Check, Please! Book 1: # Hockey, Check, Please!: Year One, Check, Please!: Year Two, Check, Please! Year Three, Check, Please!, Check, Please!, Book 2: Sticks and Scones, Huddle!, Vol. 2: A "Check, Please!" Sketch Zine, Huddle!, Vol. 1: A "Check, Please!" Sketch Zine, Huddle!, Vol. 3: A "Check, Please!" Sketch Zine, Check, Please! Year Four

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Helloooo, Internet Land. Bitty here!

Y’all... I might not be ready for this. I may be a former junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and very talented amateur pâtissier, but being a freshman on the Samwell University hockey team is a whole new challenge. It’s nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia! First of all? There’s checking. And then, there is Jack—our very attractive but moody captain.

A collection of the first half of the megapopular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: #Hockey is the first book of a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
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Eric Bittle—former figure skater, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier—is starting his freshman year playing hockey at the prestigious Samwell University. And it's nothing like co-ed club hockey back in Georgia. For one?

There's checking.

It's a story about hockey and friendship and bros and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
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Check, Please! follows Eric “Bitty” Bittle, a former figure skater and baking enthusiast who joins Samwell University’s men’s ice hockey team. The first year of Check, Please! revolves around Bitty’s teammates, his life as a college freshman, and Bitty’s fear of getting checked, that is– hit–on the ice.
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Junior year is filled with challenges for Bitty and Jack--on and off the ice. As they embark on a new relationship, Bitty and Jack must decide how they want to reveal their relationship to friends, coworkers, and family. Not only that, but Jack and the Falconers are now a big part of the NHL--and Bitty's life! It's a hockey season filled with victories and losses.
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Eric Bittle—former Georgia junior figure skating champion, vlogger extraordinaire, and amateur pâtissier—is starting his freshman year playing hockey at the prestigious Samwell University in Samwell, Massachusetts. And it’s basically nothing like co-ed club hockey back in the South. For one?

There’s checking.

It’s a story about hockey and friendship and bros and trying to find yourself during the best 4 years of your life.
06
Eric Bittle is heading into his junior year at Samwell University, and not only does he have new teammates―he has a brand new boyfriend! Bitty and Jack must navigate their new, secret, long-distance relationship, and decide how to reveal their relationship to friends and teammates. And on top of that, Bitty's time at Samwell is quickly coming to an end...It's two full hockey seasons packed with big wins and high stakes!

A collection of the second half of the mega-popular webcomic series of the same name, Check, Please!: Sticks and Scones is the last in a hilarious and stirring two-volume coming-of-age story about hockey, bros, and trying to find yourself during the best four years of your life.
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Welcome to HUDDLE! Vol. 2! How are you? It's great to see you. Get comfy!

Where the first volume of HUDDLE! was a compilation of spontaneous sketches, HUDDLE! 2 is a bit more considered. First, you may notice it's in color. Second, it not only has watercolor sketches from Gale, but digital drawings from my buddy Mad and an excellent grouping of words by my friend Kate.
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During the summer of 2014, Gale and I discovered we liked drawing boys kissing each other's face.

Okay, we were already highly aware of the fact—duh—but during the summer of 2014, we found ourselves sketching a lot of carefree Check, Please! themed doodles in between the intense drawing sessions of our summer courses. And suddenly we had an end goal—DRAW A BUNCH OF BOYS KISSING AND TURN IT INTO A ZINE.

And so HUDDLE! was born.
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Welcome to Huddle! Vol. 3 . If you're brand new here, Huddle zines are 18+ fan Service booklets that feature characters from the webcomic Check Please .

And for a sketch zine that started on a goddamn whim, the Huddle series continues a strong legacy of spiciness and smut. How did we even get her, folks?... Because when you stumble upon this webcomic at 2AM on a weekday, you weren't thinking «But what if these dudes made out in their undies?» (Or maybe you did.)

Anyway, let's keep this short.
Huddle 1: sketches and teen-rated drabbles...

Huddle 2: full-colored illustrations, comics

Huddle 3: sketches, drabbles, full-colored illustrations, and an entire comic about Jack being really horny for Eric F***ing Bittle. If we keep this up, I have no idea what Huddle! Vol. 4 will even look like!!!!