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    • CommentAuthorsamishah
    • CommentTimeJun 1st 2008
    Ten simple, traumatic comics about the earthquake in China.

    Northern Pakistan suffered a major quake in 2005, with close to 75,000 killed. It was mostly school children then as well and reading this reminded me of the stories that came out of that time. I haven't read something that made me cry in a long time, not like this.
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    These are incredible.
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    What's amazing about reading these is that after reading a few, you get past touching or funny or tragic, into just a sick feeling realizing the scope of the personal suffering. Each one is like a peephole into one or two lives - saved or lost.
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    Magnificent. I almost cried. And then at the end, I laughed. Hard. and loud.
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    I liked number 9.
    • CommentAuthorsamishah
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008
    I really have been emailing this link to everyone I know. It's been a long time since I read something that evoked such a reaction in me. It's odd though, I want him to make more and I am not sure I have the strength to read any more.
    • CommentTimeJun 2nd 2008 edited
    My god - these represent the true strength of comics. No other medium could leave me as touched, I am on the verge of tears.
    When you hear or read statistics from news outlets about the quake, you don't think much about the human side of things. Just faceless numbers.
    These strips put the tragedy in a human perspective that cannot be ignored.

    The author should make these into a collection and sell them to help fund restoration efforts, he might not be trained in CPR, but his work can make a difference.

    Number nine made me laugh so hard.
    • CommentTimeJun 3rd 2008

    number 4. jesus...
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    These are really incredible. I've linked to it on the Bendis board and on my Twitter. I think as many people should read these as possible.