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One year of daily diary comics, selected, essentially a visual diary of a young woman’s year. From the title we see that she has insomnia, which becomes the occasion and central theme of the comic. The title also tells you that this is not a comic about much else, really. She’s awake! And committed to drawing stuff every day.
It’s colorful, with lots of pastels, and she depicts herself as this small girl figure, so it’s cute to look at. There are no panels for the sequencing of images, and many
This is a curated (by Stein herself) collection of experimental comic diary pages that she kept for a year. I’m a huge fan of autobiographical/diary comics, so I’ve read a lot of them and I can honestly say that Stein’s approach is unlike any I’ve read previously.
Her stripped-down simplified figures (there are indications of eyes, mouth, hair and body, but no lines to provide shape to faces and legs/arms are merely lines), stream-of-consciousness style writing and lack of panel borders often mad