Although the topics of these autobiographical essays are sometimes heavy, the comics themselves rarely are. Fears of disappointing her parents; her grandfather’s declining health; post-2016-election blues: thanks to [Stein’s] light tone, bright palette, and exuberant style, all are taken as they come, moment by moment. Stein’s inventive and utterly unique approach combines rainbow watercolor washes with fine ink line work and lettering … The result [are] scenes that are abstract yet easily recognizable and an enrapturing backdrop for Stein’s clear and careful storytelling. Readers will delight in slowing down to consider it all.

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