Fine by Mike Centeno is a dreamlike letter to his late grandmother about the love and support she showed him growing up. Told rhythmically one panel per page, the comic is based on a song Mike wrote for her. Mike uses his grandmother’s home in Caracas -where he spent the majority of his childhood- as a centering force in his adult life a reminder of good when his internal demons get loud. He hopes in her death, his grandmother finds the same level of comfort she provided him as a child and in his memory of her as an adult.
Mike’s single-panel storytelling draws immersively into his comic, so we witness as he does as a child both the loving moments, and abusive clashes in his extended family. We are repeatedly pulled in and out of dreamlike memories to great effect.
Each issue of this comic includes a download code for the accompanying song on Mike’s bandcamp page.