Mor: Feast of Fields

Broken Pencil - - Zine Reviews -

Au­to­bi­o­graph­i­cal comics have never looked quite like Sean Kare­maker’s Feast of Fields. The comic fea­tures wide, hand­drawn and in­tensely de­tailed black-and­white il­lus­tra­tions. Kare­maker shares sto­ries from his child­hood, his time at school, and his evolv­ing re­la­tion­ship with his mother. A peek into his younger days shows how, as an in­tro­spec­tive, ob­ser­vant and imag­i­na­tive child, he nav­i­gated grow­ing up in un­com­fort­able and at times in­tol­er­a­ble spa­ces. Kare­maker’s mas­sive scroll-length il­lus­tra­tions un­ravel, show­ing just how alien­ation can look on a page. The char­ac­ters are con­stantly set as tiny fig­ures in a large set­ting that span neigh­bour­hoods, blocks, and in­ter­sec­tions of an en­tire house. We see him seek­ing refuge from iso­la­tion in places that feel more fa­mil­iar: “my room was the only place where I could truly

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