Brooklyn Paper reviews First Year Healthy

“What To Read This Week” / Brooklyn Paper / Julian Elman, Greenlight Bookstore / February 21, 2015

In Michael Deforge’s latest book from independent comics publisher Drawn & Quarterly, our narrator attempts a return to normalcy after a mental episode which left her in the hospital. As the story quickly spins out of control, the characters as lost as the reader, the mythical cat of her dreams moves from haunting the background to being one of the only sources of security and stability. The colors and story combine to be overwhelming — in the best way — and every page deserves to be studied and reread.

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