Alum Falls Ohio
November 30, 2003 3:26 AM   Subscribe

Alum Falls Ohio. 'An original comic about growing up in the Fifties.'
posted by plep (5 comments total)
Found on's web comics page, which has good things to say about it.

I really enjoyed this site. The story is told from the point of view of the journal of a teenage boy growing up in a mid-Western, mid-century American town, but it deals with much of the post-war American experience. The story, of course, can be enjoyed just for itself, without delving too deeply into history and politics. A huge amount of work seems to have gone into it.

Perhaps even more interesting than the journal itself is the life story of the site's author, who died last year. A World War II orphan, he was able to live through much of the American experience he writes about on the site.
posted by plep at 3:35 AM on November 30, 2003

A huge amount of work seems to have gone into it.

The more you read it and wander around, the more apparent this becomes. It really is a great site. Thanks, plep.

I couldn't stop reading the Watertower incident. Crazy kids.
posted by hama7 at 8:30 AM on November 30, 2003

That was really sweet (as in tender), plep. Thanks!
posted by notsnot at 9:09 AM on November 30, 2003

The more you read, the more intense it gets. Some parts are fully and fascinatingly annotated, too—wow.
posted by DrJohnEvans at 7:33 PM on November 30, 2003

We previously discussed the wartime cartoons of Damon Rarey's father.
posted by dhartung at 9:15 PM on November 30, 2003

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