The girls are keeping busy in issue #16 of Giant Days which hit shelves today brightening up my Wednesday morning. Written by John Allison, with art by Max Sarin, Giant Days continues to be one of the most entertaining comics I look forward to every month. Esther is out of money, Daisy is looking to inspire, and Susan is on a quest to find new love. As always, things don’t go as smoothly as they’d like…
I think the best thing about this comic is, things quite often don’t go as planned. That’s what makes it so realistic, something that you can look at and say “I’ve felt like that before.” John Allison writes the script in such a great way that you can feel emotion for these characters, cry with them or laugh with them. Whichever is more fitting at the time, of course.
I feel a confidence coming out of Daisy’s character. For a while she felt like more of a background character. Not that she wasn’t part of the drama and situations, but there was something lacking. I guess you could call it some kind of character anxiety. As the issues have progressed, we’ve been able to watch her come out of her shell and be really determined to do the things she wants to do and be the person she wants to be.
I can appreciate Esther’s financial struggle. We’ve all had times in our lives when we’ve gone overboard with spending, but I like that she isn’t falling apart, and I like that she’s still there for her friends. She can be a kind of self consumed character at times. Then there’s Susan. Oh, how I love Susan. Her determination to get dating out of the way in one night brought a smile to my face, and I refuse to spoil how it all turns out here. Instead, I’ll urge you to go pick up your copy of Giant Days #16 to see what happens.