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Title: Gray is Not A Color
Artist/Writer: Sally Madden
Publisher: Retrofit Comics
Purchase: http://retrofit.storenvy.com/
Review: 
Lookie what came in the mail! The latest from Retrofit Comics! This is the first comic of Madden’s I have read and man did I love it. Retrofit is a comic publisher out of Philadelphia, PA, so what better story then to have published then one about the Mutter Museum of Medical Oddites that is in Philly!
Madden held a job there her senior year of high school through a program her school had set up. This comic takes us through that year through highlights. The story is told through short page long stories (comparable to the organization of Jeffrey Brown) that focus on some of the weirdest parts of the job, to relationships she developed through the year.
 
Madden’s humor is innocent and made very present in the comic. I only wish the story was longer! I was fascinated with the museum itself and the work that just a senior in high school go to do. I was jealous to be honest.

The comic opens up with two maps draw for the museum, I’ve always found that a charming way to open up a comic. It really helps give a feel for the scenery the character is taking you through. Madden’s ink work was just the right amount of detail I thought. Some drawings, some gorgeous full page images too! Gray Is Not A Color is a really enjoyable read. The next time I find myself in Philadelphia I know exactly where I’m going first!

Title: Gray is Not A Color

Artist/Writer: Sally Madden

Publisher: Retrofit Comics

Purchase: http://retrofit.storenvy.com/

Review: 

Lookie what came in the mail! The latest from Retrofit Comics! This is the first comic of Madden’s I have read and man did I love it. Retrofit is a comic publisher out of Philadelphia, PA, so what better story then to have published then one about the Mutter Museum of Medical Oddites that is in Philly!

Madden held a job there her senior year of high school through a program her school had set up. This comic takes us through that year through highlights. The story is told through short page long stories (comparable to the organization of Jeffrey Brown) that focus on some of the weirdest parts of the job, to relationships she developed through the year.

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Madden’s humor is innocent and made very present in the comic. I only wish the story was longer! I was fascinated with the museum itself and the work that just a senior in high school go to do. I was jealous to be honest.

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The comic opens up with two maps draw for the museum, I’ve always found that a charming way to open up a comic. It really helps give a feel for the scenery the character is taking you through. Madden’s ink work was just the right amount of detail I thought. Some drawings, some gorgeous full page images too! Gray Is Not A Color is a really enjoyable read. The next time I find myself in Philadelphia I know exactly where I’m going first!

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