Apples collects funky vignettes of everyday life drawn by Desmond Reed. A group of five friends, Ralph Jonathan, Wallace T.J., Mona Gertrude, Gil Christopher, and Henrietta Susan deal with the challenges and joys life throws at them. Social pressures, work, depression, and self-doubt are handled with a good sense of humor, food, drugs, and friendship!
Desmond uses high-contrast art, patterns and noodly lines to imbue his comics with energy and a sense of lightheartedness, even when the subject matter gets grim. Apples will help you laugh at life, as you’ll certainly see yourself among the friends in these pages!
Winner, 2021 MICE Mini-Grant
“I think I’ve stumbled upon one of the coolest and most fun comics currently available.”
“[Reed] has . . . honed his comedic chops and gently acerbic sense of timing to its full potential and is now ready to stand as one of the more unique funnybook-makers in the contemporary scene.”