The work of Carta Monir is always emotional and poignant. She recently made available her 2017 comic RIPMOM, originally published as part of the Eisner-Award nominated Critical Chips 2 anthology. RIPMOM is about the aftermath of her mom’s death. Losing someone you love is always difficult and people react in different ways. In Carta’s comic, this leads to what I could only describe as “painful emancipation”. The story is a bit cryptic, being told through various computer interface, but it’s another stunning work.
Philippe Leblanc is a Canadian comics journalist. In his regular life, he improves Canadian medical education, and is the co-host of the Ottawa Comic Book Club. He reads alternative, indie and art comics at night and write about them for the Comics Beat.