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Cook, Greg – Hear-Say



The wordless minis (or graphic novels, for that matter) have always been more about reading them than talking about them. Sure, a bunch of stuff happens, or very few things happen, whatever. But they invariably have to be read to be appreciated. In the case of Hear-Say, it’s an old man going through his daily routine without being able to (or without wanting to, depending on your interpretation) hear what’s going on around him. It’s a simple story and it has a simple, powerful message. He also has a very sparse drawing style that perfectly illustrates the daily minutia that goes on in the story. The wordless minis always, for me at least, evoke a very visceral reaction of like or dislike, and I liked this one quite a bit.