NOTE I m a contributor to this anthology but it s only a few pages out it s only a few pages out hundreds so I still think the review is worthwhile This is excerpted from a detailed review on my blog anthology is important to have simply because Planned Parenthood needs all the support it can et especially with PP coming under fire by alleged moralists who think all The Support It Can Get Especially With PP Coming Under support it can et especially with PP coming under by alleged moralists who think s just an abortion factory not understanding how important it is for medical care for people with little money As is often the case what people say is moralism is usually classism insteadBut regardless of the charity or benefits or politics or anything like that it s also a damn ood anthology There s not a bad story in the bunch and there are several that particularly stood out to meInspired by True Events by Glenn Greenberg Nick Guarracino The anthology is full of stories like this about what life is like working for Planned Parenthood but this one stood out for me because the people in it felt so realTea Cakes by Irene Johnson Rob Jones This very personal and real story about a family and food and recipes and secrets and stuff just hit me right on the heart This wasn t a treacly story about love and affection but a very complex story about the difficulties of dealing with familySilence by Josh Trujillo Maia Kobabe There s no actual dialogue in this story and it s a perfect metaphor for how hard it is for people to talk about the medical issues that they o to PP forGloria Richardson by Mark Waid Josh Broglia Of all the biographical pieces in the anthology and there are about a dozen this is my favorite mainly because Mark doesn t just do straight narration but instead tells the story in his own voice which makes it much effective And yeah Richardson was a badassI Stand by Pat Shand Liana Kangas An excellent compilation of stories athered by a student recording testimonials but what really made it was the moralist on the subway who was brilliantly subtle and insidious and I particularly like the way the protagonist worked her way through her depression and annoyance at being ambushed like that Really well doneResistance is Fertile by Matt Miner David Stoll An excellent portrayal of someone struggling with Verdammt verliebt gender identity I particularly like that Stoll drew the protagonist in color with everyone else in black and white a simple yet effective bit of symbolismStained Glass Sex Talk by Gabby Rivera Brittney Williams One of the many autobiographical tales this one spoke to me in particular as a fellow Bronx native and a lapsed CatholicWhat You Don t Know Can by Devin Grayson Eugenia Koumaki A bitterly amusing story that collects all the dumbshit things that people really do believe about reproduction and biology which are all 100% wrong and reminds you that people really will believe the dumbest thingsThe Job by Josh Olson Jon Cairns The perfect bookend to Inspired by True Events as this tells the story of a PP doctor who treats anybody even one of the protesters outsideBut the best story in the book is the incredibly brilliant and powerful The Bride by Mindy Newell Andrea Shockling The longest story in the book by far it s 14 where most are 1 6 or so but it benefits from the storytelling space as Mindy Andrea tell a heartbreaking story of a woman who does what s expected of her rather than what would actually make her happy She lets other people define her but she doesn t really have a choice because nobody everives her the opportunity to define herself The story ends in tragedy and it s just brutal The whole book s worth it for this storyI strongly urge people to buy this anthology It s brilliantly done for a The Way Between the Worlds (The View from the Mirror, good cause and just some nifty stuff Lots ofreat stories a mix of personal stories sketches of historical figures and some fun fantasysci fi takesReading the digital edition released to Kickstarter backers there were a number of editorial errors unfortunately MINE is a flip of the bird to those who would take us backwards. Planned Parenthood and the millions of people they help each year need every bit of help they can Inverloch Volume 4 get Mine is a comics anthology with the proceedsoing. Own a copy and at the time I was completely unaware of all eir work available online but amongst eir name were many others eir work available online but amongst eir name were many others recognized and importantly many I did not For me anthologies are reat ways of discovering new creatorsThis anthology is fantastic but was very tough to read multiple entries in one sitting I took breaks between stories for two reasons The emotional weight almost all these stories carry and the urge to look thingshistorical figureseventsunknown creators up on my iPhone after completing a story The book earns its 5 star rating for inspiring that much curiosity in meThe book is pretty hefty and filled
With Selections Of Various Stylesselections of various styles lengths I enjoyed so many entries that it d be a hefty task to list and comment on every single entry I enjoyed but I have to comment on a fewWhat is Planned Parenthood by Micha CruzI felt this was a perfect way to begin an anthology like this A common image in all these stories that feature a clinic show the hateful uninformed protesters that choose to stand outside these clinics I think it s safe to assume it s because they re unaware of all the actual helpful services a PP clinic actual offers This entry simply shows and tellsThe Controversial Figure of Margaret Sanger by Stevie Wilson Loved the coloring choice and probably the entry that led to the longest research than anything else in this bookMy Teddy Girl by Alexa CassaroI knew about teddy boys England s euivalent to America s reaser but was unaware of teddy irls Oh my This story is so adorable especially the artwork Totally want a full length book about these two charactersSilence by Josh Trujillo and Maia Kobabe Master storytelling through the use of visuals The expressions shown by the characters is so well done Also the coloring choice really helped the tone of the storyWe Cannot Make Our Sun Stand Still by Aria Baci and Marian Churchland Another story that features characters that I would love to read a full length book about I Stand by Pat Shand and Liana KangasAnother common trait in this collection features people who are trying to inform the hateful uniformed but continually choose to stay hateful and uninformed This story I just adored how the student puts forth all this effort to help inform the uninformed despite the obstacles thrown in her wayThe Bride by Andrea Shockling Mindy Newell and Christy Sawyer The artwork and layout of this entry is wonderful and simply stunning to look at The storythis one hurt to read I m tearing Up Just Typing About It Did Not just typing about it Did not the ending coming and was definitely a heart punchStained Glass Sex Talk by Gabby Rivera and Brittney Williams The artwork and layout is fantastic and really makes that priest horrifying after reading the passage It s sad that misinformation is so openly told to youths that attend religious organizationsBe Cool by SW SearleBig fan of her work Another entry about informing the misinformedThank you to those who put this wonderful collection together and importantly thank you to all those who workvolunteer at Planned Parenthood clinics I truly admire your bravery and dedication and are a true hero in my eyes Normally I would have iven this 3 stars As an anthology some entries spoke to me while others just had me wondering why they were here Which is a fairly typical experience But with most of the proceeds oing to a ood cause I felt the need to bump it up a notch Mine A Comics Collection to Benefit Planned Parenthood is a progressive compilation of short comics designed to educate and stimulate the reader Informative stories include comics emphasizing the importance of freedom of choice reliable affordable access to birth control and biographies on some of the eual and women s rights most integral public figures Speckled in between the nonfiction are fictional tales of identity and self love I found some of the content to be a bit repetitive but overall I enjoyed the direction and messag. TI screenings HIVAIDS treatment and prevention fantastical stories with superheroes Greek mythology and a future both with and without Planned Parenthoo.