In the tenth chapter of Melissa Mendes’ historical fiction series, The Weight, we leap forward in time to Edie’s transition from child to adult. On her grandparents’ farm, she’s noticing boys, and they’re noticing her.
Melissa continues to capture the humanity of Edie and her family through the smallest of moments, and understated action. Single panels that linger on minor details are given the same importance as major plot points. The Weight continues to be one of the best written comics series currently published.