Market Day

A lot of comics make their way onto my list for reasons that I usually can’t remember. And many of these then make it to my library “For Later” shelf, which is exactly what happened with Market Day by James Sturm. It is an absolutely lovely story of a man in Eastern Europe in the early 20th century who’s losing the way he earned a living, no one will buy his rugs.

But what was amazing and lovely about this story were how many frames were without any dialog, but such beautiful subtle drawings, all from the same palette of taupes and browns. I studied the drawing as I went and was inspired by it. This is one of the reasons I love comics so much; usually it’s a great story along with super interesting drawings.

If you like more serious comics, I recommend this slim volume. It’s lovely and beautiful.