The Last Time I Saw Ryan is a troubling autobiographical comic by Nicholas Tofani about the murder that changed the lives of his family and small Massachusetts town. Through fragments of memories, Nicholas remembers when his brother Ryan killed their cousin, how it effected him and his family, and how it was not the first terrible thing Ryan had done.
Drawn in a haunting white-on-black, Nicholas’ comic is compelling, disturbing, and affecting.
Content Warning, this comic contains themes of trauma, sexual abuse, and murder.
Winner, 2022 MICE Mini-Grant