Friday, July 24, 2015
Deep Dark Fears, by Fran Krause
DEEP DARK FEARS collects 101 strips from Fran Krause's Tumblr page of the same name. His cutesy illustration style belies a wicked sense of humor, and somewhat softens the often disturbing subject matter. Some of the strips were funny, some ridiculous, some downright creepy....At first I laughed, then I found myself thinking "Hey, that actually could happen..."
I took a few things away from this collection, the most important ones being:
A)- Parents and Grandparents tell their kids some fucked-up things. The kids NEVER forget these things. A hastily uttered sentence could affect someone for their entire life.
B)- People are afraid of some strange, ridiculous things.
That said, this book gave me a few new things to worry about, so thanks for that, Mr. Krause.
Ten Speed Press provided a review copy.