You Can’t Pass On “Can’t Breathe Without Air”

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

The second of two recent self-published minis from the sublime mind and pencil (and pen, and brush, and —) of Angela Chen that we’ve had the pleasure to read in recent days (the first being The Review, the cover of which is shown near the bottom of this review and which I sincerely hope you, dear reader, have already availed yourself of the opportunity to order), Can’t Breathe Without Air may sound on paper like it treads pretty firmly in “been there, done that” territory — it is, after all, a 32-page ‘zine composed entirely of diary comics — but in the right hands, even the most over-worked of premises can still be interesting, no matter how absent the “fresh” and the “new” inherently are from the equation.

Besides — I still think diary comics serve an important function for cartoonists. There’s utility in just keeping yourself busy, honing…

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One response to “You Can’t Pass On “Can’t Breathe Without Air”

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review — 9/2/19 — 9/8/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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