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Abuhove, Hilary – Cactus Stories



Cactus Stories

Just when I thought my capacity to be amazed by comics was gone, along comes Cactus Stories. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still not sure I was surprised in a good way, but anybody who can do an entire mini purely from the perspective of her cacti at least gets a few points for originality. Those points are taken away a bit with the pervasive schmaltziness (if I may create a new word) of the stories, as if you replaced the cacti with, say, cats, this would be too sugary sweet to swallow. Still, in the tiny niche world that is mini comics, there have to be at least a few people out there who love cacti as much as Hilary. $2