This Review Originally Ran on Comics Bulletin
This book is to be the first in a larger series of 10 to 13 issues, and it reads like the start of something larger than it is. But Life Through the Lens also can be seen as a self-contained commentary on the pervasiveness of entertainment culture. As it comments on the ideas of what makes film either engaging or repellant, it comments on itself. As our characters talk about films that "meander from scene to scene with no real purpose" and those that seem like "ideas in a blender," the reader cannot help but draw parallels to how this book itself is constructed. It's as if the dialogue that makes up the story of this comic is purposefully layered with non-sequiturs.