A Question of Promise is a comic created, written, and drawn by Thuyen Nguyen. It is available to read free online, and can be purchased in printed form (the best way to enjoy comic books!)
#14 - Eden breaks up with Eric, but wants to still be friends. Eve reaches breaking point and wants Dice to reveal what they’ve long suspected is coming. He still isn’t ready to tell Eric, even though it affects him as much as himself. Will the return of Alvin and McMahon force Dice’s hand?
#13 - Eric comes face to face with the consequences of the sports tournament. He knows he did wrong, but Eden won’t give him the chance to explain or apologise. Meanwhile, Dice’s fear of something inevitable seems to be complete. Is Dice really nearing his end?
#12 - Erin hopes Eden’s vast film knowledge will help her decide on her next opportunity. Meanwhile, the annual sports tournament sees Eric thrusted into the captaincy. When he and Eve are sent to officially invite their rivals, they find unexpected competition. Can Eric keep his eyes on the prize?
#11 - Determined to take Eden on a great weekend away, Eric is hampered by continuing bad weather. Dice convinces him to take a chance and just go, though Eve is suspicious of his intentions. With a fast car, the couple head for the coast. Will the “perfect” weekend be perfect after all?
#10 - Counsellor Eliza's assessment session with Eric reveals private details of homelife with Dice. Afterwards, Eric tries to distract Eden in a most classical way and then goes home to deliver a requested, yet curious, gift. What does Dice need with a metronome?
#9 - Erin’s career is on the up and up. She’s now the subject of rumour, gossip, and unwanted attention. Meanwhile, Eric and Eve’s days and nights together is making him more and more uncomfortable. How do you gently tell someone to back off?
#8 - Eric finds himself trapped like a prisoner in his own home. Eden fears her relationship may come to an abrupt end. Dice confronts a ghost from the past. And Eve is the person at the centre of it all. How will this end?
#7 - Eric returns safe and sound, but not before Eden enlists Erin to make a public appeal for information on national TV. In trouble in more ways than one, Eden agrees to Erin’s demand to help smooth things over. At home, Eric’s time away has placed a seed of doubt in his mind as to Dice’s real intentions. Someone is hiding a secret... but who?
#6 - Eric's disappearance has Eden and Dice worried. Eden asks Alvin and McMahon for their help. They know where he is, but the truth is rather unbelievable, and something that only they can deal with. Eric, in an unfamiliar and helpless situation, takes time to remember days past. How did Eric and Dice first meet?
#5 - Eden’s best friend Erin has finally scored her big break as a stand-up comedian. Eden, Eric and Dice go and check out her first ever live gig. The night isn’t without drama though, and it seems that a spell of bad luck has fallen on both Eric and Eden... It’s nothing to be worried about, or is it?
#4 - Eden prepares for her cousin's wedding, but a reoccurring headache isn't making things easy. Eric's pretty confident that he can help lighten her load, having received some special shopping tips from neighbours Alvin and McMahon. To the store they go, but the night ends prematurely... Will anything they do ever go to plan?
#3 - Confused by his actions last night, Eric receives some unwanted but helpful advice from classmate Eve, who manages to score yet another free meal from him. When they finally meet again, Eric and Eden agree on one more dinner date. Meanwhile at home, Dice tries to find a way to relieve his boredom. Will the third time be a charm?
#2 - Unfazed by their awkward first date, Eden invites Eric and Dice over to her house for dinner. Relieved that he has a second chance, Eric accepts and gladly brings Dice along (in a glass cup). Eric’s learned from his mistakes and is ready to make this date a success... Will this night have a better ending?
#1 - Eric finally decides to ask classmate Eden out on a date. She says yes, but there’s a slight problem. He’s already made plans with his housemate (and sentient pool-of-water) Dice. Not wanting to let the opportunity pass him by, Eric comes up with a plan to have dinner with Eden and still keep his promise to Dice. Can Eric keep every one happy tonight?
While you can read A Question of Promise here, you can also get it from the below sites in digital and dead tree formats.
A Question of Promise Volume 1
A Question of Promise Volume 1 collects the first eight issues together for the first time in graphic novel format.
"I'm proud that [Thuyen] found me and persuaded me to read his work and pleased that it's so good." - Al Lowe, Leisure Suit Larry
"A pleasant read, too, so long as you're not expecting any superheroes in tights." - Eric Caoili, Joystiq
"Simple, funny and sweet." - Michelle Lloyd, Stray Cinema
A Question of Promise: Digital Comic
A Question of Promise: Digital Comic is the DS homebrew adaption of the first issue; complete with music and sound effects! Now you can play and carry around A Question of Promise on your Nintendo DS (as long as you have a flash cart, such as a R4 Revolution). Instructions: unzip the .NDS file, copy it to your flash cart, and load. You'll be reading the comic on two screens in no time!
Song by Kim Boekbinder, from her album "The Infinite Minute." Have a listen!