Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Letters to an Absent Father by Ash Ketchum

Just the other day I tweeted about the constant lack of a father in the world of Pokémon, and while some interesting (smh) theories arose, the discussion was short lived. Well cartoonist Maré Odomo took it a few steps further and created an entire comic strip called 'Letters to an Absent Father', which deals with the trials and tribulations of Ash's slightly emo take on life without a dad...

You laugh a little, you die a little, but you also think a little deeper about not only Ash's life but a little about your own. I love the unnecessarily heavy subject matter contained in these strips, which beyond the humor is what makes them so special and unique. And the artist draws some of these scenarios from his own upbringing and thoughts, which is probably why they seem so real.

Aside from this strip, Maré has some other really cool illustrations and comics that you can check out on his site, as well as a store where you can buy physical copies of some of his work, such as Letters to an Absent Father.


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