Monday, April 13, 2015

CRUSHED INSECTS AND SMALL FISTS: An Examination of LAST MOUNTAIN 2 by Dakota McFadzean


Over on Comics Bulletin, Jason Sacks and I write about Dakota McFadzean's new comic published by Birdcage Bottom Books, LAST MOUNTAIN 2.


It's one of those reviews that kind of gets away from me. I sort of use the comic as a spring board to talk about other things, specifically the concept of "the other" and issues of mental health.

I guess you could call it more of a rant than a review, but it is what it is and I stand behind what I said.

For example, in it I write:

While our culture has come a long way, it continues to wrestle with mental health issues. It still scares us, unnerves us on a very fundamental level, and what we fear we tend to want far from us. We need safety, desire predictability, need everyone playing by the same set of rules.

How many of us gladly sit next to the woman muttering to herself on the bus? How often do we run into traffic to help the naked man screaming in the middle of the street? 

See what I mean... 

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