When I was six... (or maybe seven)
June 1, 2011 6:16 PM   Subscribe

Our Blood Stained Roof is a comic by Ryan Andrews. We've seen his work before. Via /r/TrueReddit.
posted by brundlefly (15 comments total) 24 users marked this as a favorite

 
I saw this on reddit too, what a great little comic. It immediately reminded me of His Face All Red, in style and theme.
posted by billypilgrim at 6:25 PM on June 1, 2011 [3 favorites]


Tasty.

Reminded me of The Dawn Chapel (which seems to not be a "previously", something I find a little surprising).

(Looking for a place to start? "They Sit So Still" would be my choice, though cogent arguments could be made for other storylines.)
posted by sourcequench at 6:50 PM on June 1, 2011


They should have eaten them.
posted by cmoj at 6:50 PM on June 1, 2011


billypilgrim: "I saw this on reddit too, what a great little comic. It immediately reminded me of His Face All Red, in style and theme."

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.
posted by brundlefly at 7:16 PM on June 1, 2011


I saw this on Twitter, and yeah, ditto the reminder of "His Face All Red". I actually thought it might've been the same artist.

I hadn't seen "Nothing is Forgotten" before, and man, that comic really packs a punch.

Is this sort of single-serving ambiguous story-telling a relative new trend for comics, or are their older well-known works that explore this style, too? I've really enjoy the recent rash of more atmospheric and evocative comics that I've been seeing around. I think my favourite is still Some People, which I cannot recommend highly enough if you haven't seen it before.
posted by Phire at 7:27 PM on June 1, 2011


Is this sort of single-serving ambiguous story-telling a relative new trend for comics, or are their older well-known works that explore this style, too?

I'm not sure if this counts as new or old, but this comic--in story-telling style (by which I mean pacing and voice), subject matter, and even the way faces are drawn--reminds me of Blankets. Which is one of the best comics I've ever read.

I'm excited to read more of Ryan Andrews' work. There's something about autobiographical comics that I can't get enough of.
posted by overglow at 8:34 PM on June 1, 2011


Phire, this is my first experience with one of those style of comics.
posted by Ideal Impulse at 8:44 PM on June 1, 2011


God DAMN that's good.
posted by odinsdream at 6:03 AM on June 2, 2011


I enjoyed the "this is not what /r/truereddit is for!" angst. Metalicious.
posted by Skorgu at 6:44 AM on June 2, 2011


Holy shit this was phenomenal.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 7:47 AM on June 2, 2011


Also this thread is full of amazing comic links. I've seen a few of them, but some are new to me :D.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 7:54 AM on June 2, 2011


Nice post.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 12:59 PM on June 2, 2011


I liked it but I don't get it, I'm afraid. Can someone spell out for me what it's about, thematically? Or is it as simple as like "the lingering power of childhood memories"?
posted by neuromodulator at 3:23 PM on June 2, 2011


Man, I would have just painted the damn roof red.
posted by xorry at 7:16 PM on June 2, 2011 [2 favorites]


I liked it but I don't get it, I'm afraid. Can someone spell out for me what it's about, thematically? Or is it as simple as like "the lingering power of childhood memories"?

Childhood memories hold a horrifying power over some of us. Especially if they're close to our own.

My dad killed a few crows and a rabbit that were terrorizing my mother's vegetable garden when I was very young. He threw them in the trash bin. I remember climbing through the trash and the flies to fish the bag out so that I could bury them in the little strip of woods behind our house. That's one of the stronger memories I have from when I was young, and things like that can leave a mark on you.

Seeing those same experiences redone in such an expressive manner makes me feel less small and less alone. YMMV.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 8:16 PM on June 2, 2011


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