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Park, Laura – Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #2




Do Not Disturb My Waking Dream #2

Here’s one more person who just had to be on my site somewhere, but other than Trubble Club (which you should all be reading), it looks like she didn’t have her own page.  Huzzah for being able to fix that!  This is a pile of short strips, mostly diary strips with a few “origin stories” thrown in.  There’s her getting swallowed by Lost (I can relate), people watching, talking comics with friends, accidentally hurting a baby mouse, making a pile of money through a day of odd jobs, getting a rude reception at a Korean restaurant, o a quest for a new iPod, doing taxes, wallowing, drawing entirely too many panels, getting drunk, and caring for a baby starling.  My favorite strip (sampled, as always) is her “do I go out or not” dance, as who can’t relate to that?  Effortlessly social and popular people, you say?  That’s OK, I don’t think those folks read comics.  Oh, and she also has a strip dealing with a loose tooth and too many olives from when she was a kid.  My only problem with the book is that her cursive is occasionally unreadable.  If you squint really hard you can generally get the idea, but there were a few times when I had to just let a word or two fly by, which messes up the narrative flow a bit.  Overall though, an excellent comic.  She’s open, self-deprecating (without really pouring it on), and can draw a mean hobo, among other things.  Definitely worth checking out.  Her website is still under construction (here’s hoping that’s a new message, not something that has been up there for years) but you can always get a copy through the old e-mail.  $3