Written by Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly
Art by Ryan Kelly
In this penultimate issue of Local, Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly (who co-wrote the issue this time around) deliver what might be their best issue yet, touching on the invasiveness of biographical storytelling, self-reflection by artists, and the folly of trying to discern a story from only small fragments. It certainly gave me plenty to think about, and that’s what art is all about, right?
This time around, series protagonist Megan is living in
There’s also the interesting Nancy, who, as the issue’s title indicates, is a member of “The Younger Generation”. While this was an awful thing to do to Megan, maybe she didn’t see it as such. This younger generation is used to putting themselves out there for the world to see, through Myspace, blogs, YouTube, or whatever other channels they find. As the world continues to shift to this style of tell-all communication, maybe what she did wasn’t so bad. I don’t know if this is what Wood and Kelly were intending, but it’s an interesting idea, and it might be one to explore further.
So, yeah, this was a damn good issue. Let’s bring it home big next time, boys! (and not too late, I hope.)