This week’s longform choice is Dylan Meconis’s new webcomic, Family Man. I never read Bite Me, the webcomic that launched Meconis into the limelight (she started Bite Me when she was a whopping 17 years old), but I’ve seen her art in various places and it always looked fantastic, so I was excited to sit down and read her work as a more mature cartoonist with a big first effort (and complete!) under her belt.
The results are good. First off, Meconis is a fabulous artist. I really like the style of her art, and the storytelling is well paced and free from confusion. You can tell the story is large in scope; Meconis is only two chapters in, and there has been some foreshadowing that supernatural elements are going to make their way into the plot. The premise hooked me right away also, because it isn’t often that you read about a scholar in 1768 Germany. It’s a unique read by a rising talent, and definitely worth checking out.
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