December 19th, 2022
This story broke me.
Like a vase falling off a counter.
I’m always telling my friends and family to give comics a try. You’re probably my friend and/or family; you know this statement to be true.
Give this graphic novel a try.
Not since Craig Thompson’s Blankets have I felt this possessed to tell everyone I know to experience someone else’s deeply personal story.
Kate Beaton gives you a slice of her young adult life in Ducks: sweet and bitter, dolloped with joy and filled with sorrow, drawn in black and white but dealing only in grays.
Relevant at every time, both universal and intimate.
I picked it up because I couldn’t throw a stone at a comic professional who didn’t recommend this one as the year’s (or several years’) best.
It broke me; but, like golden glue, it puts you back together, too.