Melissa Mendes

Edie’s trials and travels

We’re happy to announce the addition of the fifth and sixth issues of Melissa Mendes’ series The Weight. You can read it as she publishes pages online (and support her through her Patreon), but we prefer waiting for the print versions, with their dusty Risograph inks on off-white paper!

These issue are especially emotionally difficult. Issue five features a graphic depiction of abuse, and prickles with the anticipation of more violence. Issue six is full of confusion and frustration, but also the love of grandparents.

They are both powerful chapters in Edie’s story.

In her introduction of issue five, she reminds us If you or anyone you know is a victim of domestic violence, you can contact the domestic violence hotline at 1-800-799-7233 or at

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