I stumbled upon 'Getting there' (a semi-autobiographical novel) many years ago. I knew about manjula Padmanabhan from her Target magazine days but eversince that went underground (to be replaced by the hideous Teens Today), there was no news of this celebrated Artist/illustrator/ writer (except for the unfortunate death of her child in a road accident).
So I bought Getting there and gobbled it up quickly. Thereafter, I heard about her comic strip that appeared in the Pioneer newspaper in the mid 80s and as luck would have it, I came across a whole, (that time) new compilation of her comic strip called Double Talk, at the little bookstore at Peopletree.
I've read and reread Suki more than a hundred times since. And always go back to it when I need a laugh (not like the laugh Dylan and the Beatles often went for). Double talk is a comic strip with a difference. The protagonist is Suki, a semi-autobiographical character made by Padmanabhan. Suki is, well, funny and well, different (I'm obviously not great at descriptions).
Here are two pages from the book, that are by far, my favourite.
Padmanabhan got a lot of flak from the readers of the Pioneers because they didn't understand this humour. See if this goes down well with you.