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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Second Hand Smoke, vol. 1-3

Second Hand Smoke, vol. 1-3
digest, 24 pages each, $?
I read through these pretty quickly. Short comic strips and simple drawings with random captions or observations. Roughly drawn, but the artwork adds to the charm. Several of the stories involve hanging out with friends and/or getting drunk, basically just typical activities of a high school/college kid. Some hilarity ensues. The best moments are the tender and poignant ones, like when Christian writes about friends leaving. His encounters with females are pretty relatable, and his product ideas are funny. The lettering needs work because it's nearly impossible to read at times. Otherwise, these are worth checking out.
Christian Filardo, 320 E. 14th Street, Tempe AZ 85281

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