Local(Wood / Kelly): The multi-award winning collection of Local is a true oddity, as it is genuinely good as a comic, without really having much to recommend it as a collection. How's that for bizarre praise?
Local is a collection of interrelated stories, all following one young woman's daily adventures as she lives in various cities across North America. Some of the stories are humorous, some are bittersweet, some are a little frightening.
My issue was that, the gaps between them are such that, although I can see the physical connections, I have a hard time plotting the line of character growth between all the dots. Megan is sometimes mature, sometimes... completely batshit crazy. And her spontaneous transformation between the two was hard for my imagination to encompass. Great individual stories, but perhaps they were better uncollected?