MILD PAIN #1, $3 or trade, 5¼” x 7”, stapled/color, 36 pgs.

Jul 21, 2023

Abby Kacen, the cartoonist behind Sid & The Sickos, put together a collection of sketchbook illustrations. Now, I typically don’t enjoy sketchbook collections, but these are ninety percent in comic form. Kacen gushes about anxiety, insecurities, exercising, playing guitar, and her partner, Steve. Mixed in are some comics about a goofy little dog named Onion and a whole page of Garfield doodles for you kids with a weird obsession with Garfield. The comics are fun and Abby throws some colored markers on some for added appeal. A definite step up from most sketchbook zines. –Rick V. (