The Li’l Depressed Boy #12
Art by: Sina Grace
Colours by: S. Steven Struble
Letters by: S. Steven Struble
Cover by: Sina Grace
Published by: Image
Cover Price: $2.99 (USD)
This comic makes me happy and it has been doing so now for over a year. The Li’l Depressed Boy is the sort of comic book that I would happily pass on to anyone to read because it is instantly relatable, incredibly sweet and always mixes humour and sorrow perfectly.
LDB’s new crush Spike is a great character and far more suited to LDB than Jazz was. LDB’s awkward and nervous interactions with her are very well done.
As important as women are in LDB’s life, his friends are just as important. The conversations between LDB and TJ and LDB and Drew are fantastic and funny. I laughed out loud a couple of times, when LDB is telling Drew about his new job and about Spike there’s a very funny misunderstanding. Though there was nothing quite as brilliant as the previous issue’s Fraggle Rock conversation, this was pretty good too.
Sina’s art is as fantastic as ever. It is the little moments, like the couple of times when LDB’s and Spike’s hands almost touch and LDB’s nervousness as he works up the courage to ask Spike out, that make this comic what it is. The final page is also wonderful.
The Li’l Depressed Boy is through its first year worth of issues now and I really hope it stays for years to come.