If you didn’t quite get your fill of romance last week, you’re definitely going to want to check out Strange Romance Volume 3. I have an 8-pg short in it called, “The Time We Spend Together,” drawn by the talented Bree Jordan, about a TV who falls madly in love with her owner. It’s a fun, spooky time but there’s so much more in this collection that makes it worth the meager $5 price-tag.
My story happens to be sandwiched between two of wonderful pieces, a silent, dream-like short with art by Jaye Hichley that will blow your mind, and a hilarious comic by Matt McGrath and the brilliant Brendan Tobin (who has another great cartoon-y story later in the anthology) about a romantic evening gone awry. But my favorite piece in the anthology is this great, psychadelic short, “Toxicity Level,” colored all with pencil by Seren Krakens. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen and the fact that it works despite the strange choice of medium speaks worlds of Krakens’ skills as an illustrator and storyteller.
So if any or all of those sound worth your while, take one of those ol’ Abe Lincoln’s you were going to spend on a lunch this week and pick up Strange Romance Volume 3 today!