review from Anne: STRATU'S DIARY COMIX (Oct 2015)
color cover, B&W inside with some color pages
PO BOX 35 Marrickville NSW 2204 AUSTRALIA
This is a diary comic in "about my real life" writes the author & artist. "Just like a diary, but with drawings!" It's part of a longer series, which I've written about before, and this issue covers all of October. These are daily three-panel strips (well, except for one -- okay, two -- illness-fueled long weekends). Beer and crossword puzzles are frequent in the diary comics (including new vocabulary words, like "shebeen"), and the challenge as far as I understand it, is for one year's worth of daily comics. You gotta hand it to someone who gives it a try; I absolutely can not do any daily anything that involves comics (believe me; I have tried) or drawing or any of that, so it's neat to see how this comic is developing. It's a lot to tackle (as evidenced at one point where Stratu yells "I"m three weeks behind with my diary comics!" and his partner-in-challenge says that he's only TWO weeks behind...). It's a fun read and worth checking out if you like diary comics.