The New York Four is a stunning love letter to the New York City experience.


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

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!

Co-created with artist Ryan Kelly.

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
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.