Laid out on a varying series of uniform grids, Our Mother is a puzzle comic book that challenges readers to work out their own solution. The narrative takes the form of a series of vignettes of literal, figurative, or allegorical tales that once pieced together form a road map of a soul struggling to manage to keep it together. The story switches speeds between, but not within, each tale, as the grids range from 6-panel to 16-panel; all are relayed in inks of pink and brown. Our Mother works to show fantasy in general – and comics in particular – as a mode in and through which the psyche can absorb and process the shocks of reality that would otherwise be too much to process head on.
40 color pages, 7x9.5 inches (178x241mm), saddle stitch comic book