Kiersh, Dave – A Last Cry For Help


A Last Cry For Help

I regret to inform you that I have no idea which issues of Last Cry For Help make up this comic.  I looked and looked online (and found it at Amazon and Bodega Distribution) but nobody seems interested in listing where the individual bits of this came from.  Ah well, what difference does it make?  Unless you obsessively follow everything Dave has done over the last ten years, at least some of this is going to be new to you.  If you scroll down you’ll see that I’ve read plenty of what he’s done and at least half of it seemed new to me.  Or maybe it’s just because I read most of this stuff four years ago and have a lousy memory?  In any case, from what I’ve been able to gather this is essentially a ten year retrospective of Dave’s comics, with one page stories thrown in with about a dozen longer bits.  Mostly the best of teenage awkwardness, with stories involving a young girl not really wanting to be making out on the beach, two young guys getting drunk and smashed their parent’s car, a pregnant woman stuck in prison, the merits of fantasy life versus actual life, drunken dancing, a lonely waitress, a humiliating Halloween and more than a few sexy nurses.  If you haven’t read Dave’s stuff I can’t think of a better introduction, and if you have this is damn fine collection.  Few people out there cover awkwardness and loneliness better than he does, all while never veering completely over into whiny self-indulgence.  $10

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