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A Month of Self-Published Comics: My Life In Records

This month I am posting a review of a different self-published comic book each day for the rest of the month! Here is an archive of the books reviewed so far!

Today I’m featuring Grant Thomas’ My Life In Records.

Grant Thomas’ mini-comic, My Life In Records, is a brilliant examination of not only the influences that music (or various other pieces of popular culture) have upon our life, but also a nostalgic look back at the innocence of youth.

It’s really a marvelous work, highlighted by Thomas’ striking page layouts.

Frist off, check out this impressive display of music depicted through art…

And yes, I’m mostly posting it because it includes a Dylan song. So sue me!

The bulk of the story follows Grant and his two brothers when they’re kids…

It’s very much a personal look back at their childhood, and the impact that their Fisher Price record player had upon their youth.

It’s a well-thought out, personal, beautifully drawn work, and I highly recommend it.

You can get it on Thomas’ web site here for only $4!


Tom Fitzpatrick

April 12, 2009 at 6:15 am

Prepare to be “served.”

“Outside in the distance ….
A wild cat did growl ….
The wind began to howl ….
Two riders were approaching.”

This is why I love you guys. I’ll be on the lookout for this one.

Just ordered it. Thanks fr pointing this out!

Having the kids in childhood being portrayed as their favorite stuffed animal is a really neat conceit.

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