Jays Days Volume 2 TP Jason Marcy Life Is A Cartoon 1st print


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Jay’s Days Volume 2: Thirty, Cavities, and Hemorroids, Oh My! by Jason Marcy Paperback
by Jason Marcy (Author)

The continuing real life adventures of Jason Marcy as told in comic book form, without a superhero in sight! In Book Two, Jay explores even deeper his relationships with his friends, co-workers and wife, and delves into his own fears and neuroses. Topics include wife Kris’s possible illness, putting a beloved pet to sleep, Jay dealing with his own health problems (in “A Pain in the Ass”), and most effectively, in a story looking at the impact of the September 11th, 2001 attacks.

Softcover; 198 pages
Publisher: Landwaster Media

Well this one is a hum-dinger of a collection. The cover chants “Thirty, Cavities and Hemorrhoids, oh my!” This book is a collection of the real life stories of creator Jason Marcy in comic book form. Great stories. Basically the idea is that it’s not really one continuous story, but many short stories with their own theme collected in a chronological order. Sound confusing? It’s not. It’s just one of those things you have to read to truly appreciate. The length of stories range from one page to 50 (broken into chapters) and represent all types of prose. Reading this book will make you laugh, cry, and hopefully think along the way.

The art is basically a mix between standard cartoon and characature styles, due mostly to the fact that the characters are real people. In that respect the artist does well as I have met some of the characters in real life and instantly recognized them in the comic version.

Canadian citizens will find this interesting for taking place in areas they may find familiar and Americans will appreciate the insight to what life is like for their northern neighbors. Stories of note are “Chelsea”, “Gaseous Baby”, “Sept. 11th 2001”, and “Sweatin’ in the Sauna”. All are must-reads for fans of this genre! This trade paperback is 172 pages of pure Indy gold.

Near mint, 1st print.