cxPulp on Rainy Day Recess: “Can’t Recommend It Enough”

Andy Speed of cxPulp gives David Kelly’s new collection, Rainy Day Recess: The Complete Steven’s Comics, a look-see and she sure likes what she finds!

A sensitive boy struggles to stay optimistic and himself amongst an unstable family life and bullies in this collection.

I hope the explanatory blurb didn’t sound too depressing, because really this collection isn’t depressing at all. There’s something life affirming in thinking that Steven survived such a turbulent childhood so well. I couldn’t help but draw comparisons to Lynda Barry while reading this, which is a good thing.

She gives an overview of the series and its contents, and concludes with:

This is a sweet, engaging collection of comics that everyone who’s ever been an outsider can relate to, and I can’t recommend it highly enough for all ages.

Check out the whole Rainy Day Recess review at cxPulp!


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