Friday, February 24, 2012

The Li'l Depressed Boy #9

Written by S. Steven Struble
Art by Sina Grace

The Li'l Depressed Boy is maddeningly decompressed, and yet, I find that for this title, that is something that I really like about it.

In this issue, the LDB gets his front door fixed, does some shopping and laundry, and goes about getting a job.  He drops off a pile of applications, and has an interview.  By the end of the issue, he's hired somewhere.  That's pretty much all that happens, and that's kind of a lot for this series.

I like seeing LDB interact a little more with the wider world, instead of just spending time with his friend Drew and Jazz, the girl that he likes.  One thing that I've always found strange about this series is that LDB doesn't seem depressed enough to have the name.  A little anxious, sure, but not really depressed.  I'm wondering though, if the challenge of having to interact with the public on a regular basis will be the thing that sparks off his depression.

Either way, this comic continues to be one of the most charming ones on the stands.

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