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Monday, December 26, 2005

Comic Review: Trailers

I'm probably a bit late to this party, but I just picked up Trailers, written by Mark Kneece, drawn by Julie Collins-Rousseau and published by NBM/Comics Lit. You can probably tell by the publisher's name, that this isn't just one of them comical books. It's literchure.

Sorry, pretentiousness aside, it's a nice package. Hardcover, with a nice drawing of one of the book's pivotal events on the front dust jacket. In these days of insert stupid air quotesiconicend stupid air quotes covers, it's nice to see a little something that actually gives a clue as to what happens inside.

Josh is an intelligent high school boy who lives in a trailer park with his mother and his three little brothers and sisters. His mom isn't someone with whom I'd want to spend much time, a hooker, a drug dealer and jumping over the border into child neglect with gleeful abandon. Josh, being the responsible one in the family, has to look out for his younger sibs and his mom. Most especially after his mom kills her drug dealer/pimp/boyfriend. Taking a rather more sanguine attitude than Josh, his mom tells him to just take the body somewhere and get rid of it.

Of course, because it should remain a secret, soon it seems as if the whole trailer park knows what happened, who's responsible and where the body is buried.

The deadly event precipitates a steep downhill slide for Josh's family until he has to take charge of his own life and the lives of his mom and her other children.

Collins-Rousseau has a tight style that efficiently conveys the story and does a nice job choosing the camera angles for the story. Her faces particularly are reminescent of the work of Terry Moore, who writes and draws Strangers in Paradise. The black and white artwork shows a nice use of blacks and negative space. The backgrounds, though somewhat sparse, do a good job of conveying the scenery and giving the readers what they need to understand the scene.

Kneece gives the reader a nice little tour through depressing times and places. He constructs a likeable, albeit flawed, character in Josh and makes us care about him. While I wasn't too thrilled with the one-note characterization of the mother as a neglectful idiot, I think it might have been necessary to see her that way since Josh is the viewpoint character and that's probably a bit more on-target for how he sees her. Kneece gives Josh a nice character arc and takes the reader on an engrossing ride.

Still, it's hard to recommend this book with it's $17.95 hardcover price.

Whaddya say we kill comics slowly and wait for the paperback trade on this one?

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