Posted on March 21, 2009 by Nick
Tiny Life is a radical departure from conventional comics. There are no super-heroes, there is no manga. There are no post-apocalyptic vampire-cyborgs who terrorize the zombie populace while simultaneously falling in love with the one shy yet very attractive girl who’s just coming into her own. It is the completely original story of Jed, a stick-figure in a world of flesh, who must eventually learn – like we all do – the truth about himself, about relationships, about God, and about reality. Tiny Life is about the world behind things.
Taking place almost a decade before the events of the last book, “left” contains the reasons why Jed doesn’t trust his dad or the seemingly-saintly status he attained in “l(a”. As far as he knows, his dad abandons him for no apparent reason. As far as he knows, all of his friends just happen to be leaving as well. As far as he knows, the red dot that chases him has no purpose. And as far as he knows, the failed political speechwriter who understands his life’s purpose is not out to kill him.
But then again, he’s only eleven; he has time.
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Posted on March 31, 2014 by Nick
The lower-left panel doesn’t really look like Jared.
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Posted on March 28, 2014 by Nick
I’ve been thinking of combining “left” and “l(a” under one cover and calling it either “left” or “l(a“. I think people would respond to it more.
The plots of “left” and “l(a” are essentially the same (I’ve said it before). Jed gets abandoned and he deals with it in drastically different ways in different point of his life. It’s supposed to be a bit repetitive because of one of the main themes of the book: if you screw it up, do it again until it’s correct; the screwing up is where life happens. Some people, though, don’t see it as that. I’ve heard from more than one reviewer that the books are essentially the same and that I should try to do something different. It’s difficult to convince someone that I am doing something different because it’s repetitive.
But, come to think of it, if Picasso would’ve started with cubism, he never would’ve gotten paid; he had to become a master before people took his childish drawing seriously.
So I thought the best way to do that would be to put “left” and “l(a” under one cover to contrast the two story’s differences, which would, in turn, highlight their similarities. It would also easily show that I did this on purpose.
But then I’d have to do something with all these boxes of “l(a“.
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