Going-to-college page-turner with an insider feel

Co-created with artist Ryan Kelly. Published by Dark Horse Comics.


The New York Four
Worlds collide when four young women begin college at the prestigious New York University. Shy, literate Riley, overachieving but naive Lona, laid-back West Coaster Ren, and working-class girl Merissa claim newfound freedom living in the big city. But that freedom comes at a price: roommate drama, mysterious love interests, school troubles, and family conflicts. Welcome to adulthood!

The New York Four (2008 original edition)
The New York Five (2011 sequel)
Unreleased extras

Brian Wood has mastered the art of writing female characters.
— Bust Magazine
As in Local and DMZ, indie superstar Wood shows great skill in writing extremely appealing and occasionally infuriating female leads... this graphic novel will delight readers on the cusp of discovering their own independence.
— Booklist
Equal parts American Splendor and Felicity, The New York Four is a stunning love letter to the New York City experience underlined by fantastic characterization.
The most impressive aspect of this book is how accurately Wood captures youth culture. His portrait of an eighteen-year-old girl isn’t the least bit condescending or out-of-touch. ... Wood has captured the energy, the coolness, the uncertainty, and the reality as well as anyone telling stories today.