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.