The most interesting thing about growing up with siblings, is no one knows you better. They know what gets under your skin, what aggravates you and what makes you happy. When you are children, you tend to push each other buttons and more than a few times, get each other in trouble. As you get older, some of those same feelings remain but most mature.
Out of all my relationships, my relationship with my sister, is probably one of the closest I have in my life. This is true for most of my family and some of my friends, as that bond is like nothing else. That’s why when I used to watch Super Friends, growing up, and I saw the Wonder Twins, it always felt like that was me and her. That same bond is what I felt throughout, when I read Zegas, about a pair of adult siblings living together.
In the first story, “Birthday,” we meet Boston and Emily Zegas, as the readers get a front seat to just complicated their relationship is, where they both love each other but can get on each other’s nerves. In one of the more esoteric stories, “Cactus,” Emily accidentally steps on a cactus plant Boston is growing, which leads to an otherworldly effect happening to the plant. In “Plum,” Boston gets an adverse food allergy, and must use alternative means to get rid of it. By book’s end, each story highlights a master at work, as Fiffe, as the way he weaves narratives, is what makes his work since, so superior to his contemporaries.
Overall, an interesting set of stories, which show how cinematic the creator’s view of the character is. The stories by Michel Fiffe are humorous, uncanny, and stirring. The art by Fiffe differs from story to story, although he uses mostly the same characters, he changes his perception based on the story. Altogether, a gritty collection, which challenges the set boundaries of visual storytelling and proves that some of the best stories are told outside of the box.
Story: Michel Fiffe Art: Michel Fiffe
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.6 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy