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In this 80-page volume, Jordan Crane draws us in with two gripping and wrenching stories, one of the mundane, and the other of the fantastic. First, there is "Keeping Two." William's girlfriend goes missing during a trip to the supermarket, and he must look down the long dark narrow tunnel that his life will become without her. He is reading a book, but the book doesn't help, and indeed feeds his anxieties, rendering his loss in starkly contrasting lines. The second story, "Discovering the Dark," is 26 pages and drawn with two colors. Akihiro Akaike is employed as a repairman aboard an asteroid mining ship in the year 2033. In his spare time, he is an amateur astrophysicist, and a discovery he makes drives him steal supplies and a company ship in order to make a clandestine 7-month voyage. However, when the mining operation discovers his plans, he is forced into a rapidly deteriorating set of probabilities.
Read installments of "Keeping Two" at Jordan's webcomics site what things do.
"Crane's loose, gliding lines burst with character, and his compositional gifts make every panel worth contemplating on its own." – Publishers Weekly
Praise for the series:
2009 Ignatz Award Winner: Outstanding Comic & Outstanding Series
"Luscious... elegant... I fairly swooned." – The Comics Reporter
"Quietly stunning." – Jog - The Blog
"Readers looking for the next memorable alt-comix series: here it is. [Grade] A" – Comic Book Bin