Marzi by Marzena Sowa

[rating=4] ‘Marzi’ is a memoir of childhood in Communist Poland, written by Marzena Sowa with beautiful illustrations by her French partner, Sylvain Savoia. The limited palette of grey, beige and orange worked well, giving an historical sepia look that reinforced the mood of poverty and limited resources. I liked Savoia’s puckish sense of humour, clean […]

Dust Bowl

Not often, but occasionally, I really hate my apartment and my thoughtless landlord. Like on the occasions when I come home after a long day of work and painkillers, only to discover that WITHOUT WARNING, the landlord has sent his feckless handyman, Allen, over to belt sand the entire hallway. There are clouds of dust […]