A Strange Day (review)
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Published in  by [http://www.indyworld.com/altcomics/index.html|Alternative Comics]
A 48 page [zine]/[graphic novel|graphic novella] about an [Grr...I'm angsty|angsty] [the Cure|Cure]-head named Miles who skips [high school|school] to buy [Wild Mood Swings|the new album] by his favorite band after [wish[by avalyn]|a four year hiatus].
Miles gets to the local [CD store] ([remember the ninenties?|remember those?]) before it opens. A [Random strangers you remember|friendly girl] named Anna shows up for the same reason. They [Kill time before it kills you|kill time] together until the store opens and then end up [going nowhere|hanging out] for the rest of the [red-letter day|day].
This book alternates between warmth and coldness: Miles has [Pornography] blaring on his car stereo so Anna suggests "[Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me|Kiss Me]" then they freak out [mallwalkers] and show each other their [Tell me about your secret places|secret places].
Overall this story is brief and remains fairly light while touching on some [loss|dark themes]. At times it's pretty predictable. Even so, the interplay between Anna and Miles will strike a chord in any one who has ever been moved by [Robert Smith]'s work or ever just felt [out of step]. Worth checking out for the illustrations: lush, [evocative] yet simple black [inkwork].
I was really happy that neither of the two characters are smokers.
A Strange Day was written by [http://wikiworldbook.com/global-address-book/Damon-Hurd|Damon Hurd] & illustrated by [http://tatianagill.tumblr.com/|Tatitana Gill]. These two continued the saga of Anna and Miles in 2007's [Pictures of You].