Maré Odomo’s Letters to an Absent Father sounds like an emotionally wrenching autobiographical comic.
And it is emotionally wrenching…but it’s about…well…it’s about someone named Ash and his many many companions.
Odomo is a Seattle based cartoonist whose Late Bloomer is available from Retrofit. She’s very talented, as this reimagining mash-up proves.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.