Writer/Artist: Lucy Sullivan
Rating: MUST READ
Remember how I said I discovered new creators thanks to HEY AMATEUR ? well Lucy Sullivan was just one of the many creators that stood out to me. Well luckily when I looked her up on social media, I found out she had a GN coming out this month. At first glance I knew I had to read this book, so I reached out and asked Lucy if after I read the book, we could do an interview. What I didn't expect was for her to give me a copy to review. What a sweetheart, right?
From the opening pages, I was transported to a world that was both visceral and intriguing. But what I was about to embark on, I couldn't have foreseen. This is a book unlike anything I've ever experienced before. A story into the mind of Alix Otto, and how one day changed her life irrevocably, when her friends body was fished out of the river. A year later she walks through life haunted As shes been committed to a mental facility. Half the time she can hardly tell the difference between reality and her wild delusions.
Throughout her stay here, shes haunted by the past, and her fear and grief takes the form of a large dog. The grief that has overtaken her, leads her to self hatred. But in this time of hopelessness and darkness, there emerges a glimmer of light in the form of new friendships. While I wouldn't say Alix gets a happy ending, it's her journey that makes this so captivating.
Sullivan show how one day can make or break you, but it doesn't mean you're crazy. Mental illness can be a tricky subject in any medium and in life in general. Many of us deal with internal feelings and find it hard to express them, worrying that people might say we're crazy. This is book is a powerful statement about mental health and a story that will stay with you long after you finish. Lucy Sullivan is a name Inwont soon forget andnI can't wait to see what artistic gift she gives the world next.
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