Cousins Jillian and Mariko Tamaki, creators of the award-winning This One Summer, are collaborating on a new graphic novel, Roaming, to be published in Fall 2023 by Drawn & Quarterly. The story follows Zoe and Dani, two college freshmen who were best friends in high school, and Dani’s classmate Fiona, as they make the rounds of New York City on their spring break.

Drawn & Quarterly acquired the book in 2021 (see “Drawn & Quarterly Acquires OGN by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki”), and at the time, Publisher Peggy Burns said “In 2010, Jillian and Mariko exploded the YA graphic novel market with a nuanced queer goth coming of age story filled with subtext. Skim raised the bar on what we consider young adult both in subject matter and art style. With this new book, they’re now shifting their focus to early adulthood, capturing female friendship and the perils of growing up via an eye-opening trip to NYC. Their magic of being able to completely intertwine their individual art forms into a cohesive, spectacular whole is on display yet again.”

This is the Tamakis' first major collaborative work since This One Summer, which won the Eisner Award for Best Graphic Novel was the first graphic novel to be recognized with a Caldecott Honor.