Critiquing Comics #089: Beads

beadsA string of beads, a birthmark, and a string of romances through history that end in various types of tragedies. Irene Strychalski‘s silent comic Beads presents this simple yet profound story in her stunning artwork. Tim and Mulele discuss.

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Resident of Japan since 1989, creator of "The Crazing Spider-Hag"

One thought on “Critiquing Comics #089: Beads”

  1. What a great comic, though I felt the ending wasn’t as good as the beautiful build up.

    Art was good too. The story reminded me a bit of Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell. The birthmarks in the story I think represent the same souls in different life cycles. I could be wrong though.

    Looking forward to discovering more silent comics.

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