YOU DON’T GET THERE FROM HERE #18: $2, 4” x 5 ½”, 36 pgs.

Another great issue from Carrie in her diary comic. I always get excited when I see the familiar sized envelope in my post with the recognizable handwriting on the front. It means I usually put aside whatever I’m doing to instantly get up to date with Carrie’s life in L.A. In this issue she writes/draws about traveling to Oaxaca to visit some friends as well as take in some of the local history as she wanders the ancient ruins of Monté Alban. There’s more to it than that, obviously, but I don’t want to reveal too much. What I really like about Carrie’s comics is that she manages to cram so much into her work which goes beyond the sometimes mundane aspect of diary comics (“today I did this and this and this and it was good”) but also is not ashamed of revealing her doubts and self-criticisms, which, combined with her charming drawings, makes a wonderful, engaging read. –Carrie McNinch, PO Box 49403, LA, CA, 90049, [email protected]