Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pedestrian Comics 70

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Ben said...
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Ben said...

It's great to see a new Pedestrian Comic!

The subject of separation is no fun, but your treatment of it is worlds away from the kind of recrimination and self-justification people engage in when writing or talking about a break-up of a marriage. We see the two main characters as complex individuals, instead of victim and perp. The panel with the closed door with a political poster on it is a brilliant way to show Nazim's distancing from the situation. The two panels, one of the duplex, the other of downtown, with our hero sandwiched between them, flat brick wall behind him, really expresses the pain and drudgery without melodrama. The despair on his face as he emails friends and family is painful to look at, which is what makes it good. The Natasha panels with their anger, indifference, and finally genuine affection are damn good too.

Great addition to the story.