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A Month of Self-Published Comics: I Walk With My Wife in the Evening

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 am featuring Christopher Davis’ I Walk With My Wife in the Evening.

Christopher Davis’ I Walk With my Wife in the Evening is an absolutely stunning comic book, depicting, techincally, just what he says in the title, but in reality, it is a journey along the stream of consciousness, as Davis’ mind wanders through different thoughts and scenarios, all ably depicted by Davis’ keen eye for design and layout.

Throughout the comic, there is a definite sense of foreboding, and a lot of the stories in his mind are of the morbid kind (like thoughts of nuclear war or how people would react during a chemical attack), and Davis’ art really nicely gives off the right mood for these dark thoughts.

At the same time, it is, after all, “just” a walk in the evening, so things perk up when we return to reality. In a lot of ways, it reminds me of Skottie Young’s work on the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, that extremely detailed but extremely creative artistic approach.

Davis stopped off in the comments to give a link to a couple of sample pages for the book.

Here they are..

Davis also dropped off a link where you can purchase this and other books by him.

The best thing I have is a link to Davis’ site, where you can see a lot more of his striking artwork.

If you would like to participate in the month with your self-published comic, there most likely is still time (depending on how fast you mail out comics). Just check out the Review Copies section to see where to mail a review copy of your comic.

3 Comments

Where can I get this?!

Wow, what a surprise. A friend came across this review and sent me the link. Thanks for taking the time to read my book; I definitely appreciate the kind words, especially the comparison to Skottie Young. “I Walk With My Wife In The Evening” was finished a couple of years ago, as I was teaching myself to draw. I had set it aside a long time ago, for other projects, so it’s a surpise to see someone pull it up for a review. If anyone’s interested in seeing interior scans, I’ve got a couple up on Etsy — through this link. A few other books are up there as well.

Mr. Cronin, thanks again for reading.

No problema, Christopher, thanks for the links to the sample pages – I’m glad that folks can see samples of the book now!

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