The Voice Michael Mclean

VOICE, THE, $5, 5½” x 8½”, black and white, 14 pgs.

Michael Mclean posts comics or illustrations online almost every day. This is the first time I have seen him do anything in a longer format. The Voice is Mclean dealing with a personal leech-like demon that hovers around his neck spewing negativity. The comic is black and white—with “the voice” being the only character with a fill—almost representing a black cloud over the whole comic, drawn in his usual lo-fi style. It grows when he is at his lowest and shrinks when he is with his loved ones. It doesn’t end with any kind of epiphany. Mclean ends the comic by saying his demons are mild compared to others and encourages everyone to seek help from family, friends, and medical professionals. –Rick V. (Mini Dove Comics, minidovecomcs.wordpress.com)