Tobin’s art looks very fluid and kinetic. Characters are in almost constant movement in each panel. The fluidity of her art make her characters look almost wavelike, as if the characters were themselves moving and being propelled by the current. There’s a malleability to her figures that makes for a very engaging read. It also reinforces the theme of the book, which is the malleability of the self, of one’s image. Her protagonist, Me, twists and contorts herself even as she comes to terms with who she really is and how different she is from what she had thought. Tobin’s art reflects this in a way through the graceful movements
of her characters. Once Me leaves the party, she has become a new person entirely, both mentally and physically.
It’s Me also collects two other stories, one of which is a one-pager called Party Platter, in which two sandwiches with legs and arms start attacking each other. It’s completely ludicrous, of course, and I couldn’t help but be reminded of Andrea Tsurumi Why would you do that? in which cakes and pies are quite literally at war with each other.
The other story in the collection is about a woman following the progress of a peculiar star alignment and being affected by it. While much more vague than her main story, this is also a tale of change. Her protagonist is hypnotized by the stars and begins acting strangely. I didn’t expect to find such subtlety in so short a comic, but I was thoroughly impressed.