WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? is a collection of absurdly funny short comics about observed life. Finding the surreal in everything from poodles and sports fans to pie and the Civil War, this book explores what’s strange and funny about the familiar. (64pp, black + white, Spring 2016, Hic + Hoc). Can be ordered here.
Mel Reads Comics
"Delightfully bizarre and fiendishly imaginative" —Andy Oliver, Broken Frontier
"What really nailed me about WWYDT is the short near the end of the collection called “Hmtown.” This is the aforementioned memoir-style piece, which looks at a town through the eyes of someone who grew up there and then left. Tsurumi uses urban legend and personal memory to shift between realities, telling a single character’s story between the collected stories of an entire town. It’s about changing despite how constant a place may stay and let me just tell you it’ll slam you straight in your heart."—MelReadsComics
"It’s an absolutely beautiful and haunting work, and yet its contrasting tone to the rest of the book manages not to stand separate, but rather brings everything together." —John Seven, The Comics Beat