by Joshua Kemble
Numb packs a wallop despite its tiny packaging, telling the story of a wanna-be writer who calls upon memories of his exgirlfriend for inspiration. In fact, I don't know why Kemble didn't call his comic Muse, as he uses the word enough, but such a criticism is minor compared to his winning the Xeric Award, a grant led by Kevin Eastman to assure that indie creators have change to fund their projects. I can see why Numb won. It's visually engrossing and frankly tells a tale most artists understand. Broken heart = writing. It could be a catatonic state, to be sure.
And I know how it feels. I'm beat. One of the busiest days at work ever. I'm out.