Whit Taylor’s semi-autobiographical minicomics series Madtown High chronicles the lives of high-schoolers as they navigate social and academic challenges. Told through vignettes starring Whit’s alter-ego, Wren, these stories will evoke a flood of memories for those of us who have lived through high school. For those who are experiencing, or about to experience high school, they may be viewed as a comfort a guide or a warning, though we all know how little anything can prepare you for those four liminal years between childhood and adulthood!
In This Issue:
The series comes to a sentimental conclusion, as Wren and her friends go through the final high school rites of passage, prom, post-prom debauchery, and graduation! The students deal with their emotions surrounding the September 11th attacks, and Whit confronts some racial tension that has been alluded to in past issues. This issue is really touching and ends the series on a strong note.