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Those things that are like “CREATE ART NOW. NO EXCUSES. JUST DO IT.” You know, those are great! They’ve encouraged me, they’ve encouraged countless others, they often make really neat graphics. People should make stuff. People should always make stuff. But I’d like to add not a dissenting voice, but another voice, to that whole deal:
Create art! But, you know, have excuses, sometimes. If for some reason you’re not ready, or you’re genuinely not able, you’re ill, hell, you’re afraid (because fear is not a thing that can disappear miraculously with the right encouragement), or you have a job that takes up all of your time, it’s painful to the point where it’s more of a harm than a joy, loans to pay off, a family you need to focus on, or whatever, you can still create art. You don’t have to do it RIGHT NOW. And doing it later won’t make it less meaningful or brave or important when you do.
After six years of whirlwind success and the eventual film adaptation of his first comic Scott Pilgrim, it’s hard to still think of Bryan Lee O’Malley as an indie comics creator, though it’s obvious by his style and storytelling that he is anything but “conventional.” In the intervening years since Scott Pilgrim’s conclusion, fans impatiently speculated on what O’Malley’s next project would be. As of last week the wait is over, because Seconds hits shelves on July 15 and is making headlines across the comics community.
Drawing on fairy-tales from his early childhood and his own experiences working in the restaurant industry, O’Malley introduces us to Katie, an ambitious young chef, and Seconds, the restaurant she helped start four years ago. Now nearing 30, Katie is desperate to leave Seconds and start a new restaurant, one that she will own. Katie’s desire to distance herself from Seconds has left her awkward and tense around her former coworkers, and the sudden reappearance of her ex-boyfriend Max only make matters worse. Most distressing of all, Katie begins having dreams of a strange woman perched atop her old dresser with cryptic warnings that she cannot understand…
Sette Frummagem has a job to do. Tasked by her crime boss father to find and demand payment from her mysterious cousin Stockyard, Sette must cross into a country on the brink of war, avoid confrontations with Peaceguards and bandits alike, and prove herself a worthy heir to her father, all while keeping a morose zombie companion in tow. And that’s just the beginning of the strange and engrossing story that is Unsounded…