As all of us have our own individual circles. Our friends are often our lifeline to the rest of the world. Some of us rely on family, while others rely on friends. Then there are people like me who rely on both as guiding lights and sounding boards. What most of us don’t realize, is that we don’t share everything with each other.
In my place of work, I had one coworker who wanted to know everyone personally, but her goal was more impersonal. She just wanted to gossip as I found out painfully. This type of behavior breeds mistrust and is often why people hide things from their friends. In the eighth issue of The Dog Years, Trey and Jalissa try to move on while Kirklynn deals with a toxic relationship.
We catch up with Jalissa on a date with Milton, where she finds herself distracted with the events of the past few weeks, as he finds a way to make it less complicated than a typical date. We also find out more about Kirklynn, whose deadbeat live-in boyfriend’s flaws surface more and more and whose professional life is even treacherous. We also find Trey having a harder time with Mr. Kyong, as he found about his indiscretion with an intern, something that leaves him in a compromising position. By the issue’s end, Kirklynn finally kicks out her boyfriend but gets some life-changing news.
Overall, the best issue yet. The story by Andre Roberts is hilarious. The art by Roberts is beyond belief. Altogether, The Dog Years #8 shows the struggle in all the colors of life.
Story: Andre Roberts Art: Andre Roberts
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy