Wednesday, July 3, 2013

These Things Happen Issue 1

By Sam J. Carbaugh

So this past weekend was the American Library Association annual conference. It was in Chicago (where I am right now!), and I spent a lot of time at the Zine Pavilion, and it was super fun. Expect more info about it soon, or you can check out the tumblr for some photos and stuff.

Anyway, this comic starts off pretty well, with a story about a guy's dead wife coming back from the grave. It's wordless, and kind of sweet and sad at the same time. I enjoyed it! Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the rest of the comic.

The rest of the issue is a bunch of one page comics that I generally found pretty stupid. In one Carbaugh complains about having to pay to have his car fixed. People complain about this shit all the time, and the solution is clearly to not have a car. Now some people are like "Waugh waugh waugh, I live somewhere that doesn't have public transportation," but there are other options like bicycles and rideshare, and so forth. Also, loads of people who do lives in cities with public transportation also complain about cars.

The other comics were kind of dumb too.

Conclusion: If you complain about the expense of owning a car, I have no pity for you.

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