Bummer or yummer?
I used to think that pizza face was a curse but now i know its a blessing in disguise.
Im gonna go eat by self now
I feel like this would make a good horror movie
Love your inner pizza
When you have a pizza face you never go hungry
love this!!! great job
My skin has been breaking out non stop lately!! ugh. Also, this made me very hungry
HEY THIS MATCHES MY ROOKIE NICKNAME
Reminds me of Homer Simpson in one Treehouse of Horror episode when his head turns into a donut and he tastes himself, haha!
i am in love
This is adorable!
So powerful- very relevant. I was moved to tears, personally.
Love it! As a cystic acne gal myself, I get this.
I love the message of this Comic; always see the positive things in everything!! Even the worst things contain something nice..=)
y’all remember Pizza Face from All That?
Reminds me of how some kids called me that relentlessly, bullying me nearly to suicide. Hope no kids are newly inspired. Thx for the memories.
I’m so sorry that happened to you, and that this comic raised those memories. I drew this with my own bullies in mind—some of them (from malicious jerks I have the displeasure of knowing, to well-meaning family members who don’t know when to STFU) are still giving me shit about my skin to this day! I wanted to invert the ‘pizza face’ slur as a concept and turn it into something awesome, because I’m so sick and bored of having it thrown at me as something gross or negative. Kinda like, “Fuck anyone who has even told me about my skin, pizza rules, and so does my face, even if it’s covered in zits, I’m delicious.”
‘Y’ – no truer words were ever written before.
Am I weird to think this was very similar to those gnarly fruit gushers ads? #NeverForget Also, amazing job Esme because I laughed at your drawings and it is forever better than studying for my math final :)
This is one of my favourite Sunday Comics! I’ve also been making acne-centered art (but of course mine is nowhere as funny and inspiring as Esme’s) because i feel like it’s something we don’t talk about enough. This is amazing.
This is fantastic, how we should embrace our little glitches. I’ve had trouble with my skin too and now whenever someone comments on it I roll my eyes or laugh at the hilariously disgusted look they have on their face. It’s awesome. I love me.
Ha! I love this. It has a powerful and important message but also made me smile :’)
Really love this!! I can really relate to this comic because I used to (and still) have acne around my cheeks and really hated it but now I feel like I can accept it. Also, I really like pizza
Aww thank you Esme, now i kind of feel better about my acne! <3
Omg this is the best thing ever.
Esme u rule
This is so powerful and amazing!
1 to 5 kind of remind me of Umezu Kazuo (Japanese horror manga artist) :D
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