An ex-pat Pittsburgher, Rina Ayuyang revisits many chapters of her eventful life through the avenues of memory and depiction. There is a special focus on family and work in the pages of this new collection, which also pays a pen-and-ink visit to her old stomping grounds here in Pittsburgh. Jointly published by Portland publishing powerhouses Sparkplug Comic Books and Tugboat Press, Whirlwind Wonderland assembles the self-selected "best of" Ayuyang's self-published series, Namby Pamby, work that originally appeared in a variety of anthologies, and all new work that appears here for the first time. This 128 page collection includes an 8 page color section along with 120 pages of black and white art. Ms. Ayuyang not long ago finally made it back to town in person, and gave a well-received presentation at The ToonSeum, and stopped by our shop as well. The curious among you may learn more about it here, on her blog.