Melissa Mendes

Heavier and Heavier

This week we’ve added the seventh chapter of Melissa Mendes’ dramatic series, The Weight. In her introduction, Melissa indicates this is the final chapter in the first book of the series. The whole series is so well crafted, with fine details, sweeping emotion, and an unflinching look at abuse and survival, and Melissa has published a stunning and devastating conclusion to the series’ first act with this issue.

Melissa’s sense of craft isn’t contained within the panels of The Weight either. Each issue is printed using Risogrpah ink on recycled cream paper, which gives the series a weathered feel, which helps place you in the time period of the story. It’s an instance in which the tactile experience enhances the reading experience. You can grab all seven issues here.

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