Melissa Mendes’ grandfather, John Albert Ridgeway wrote a short autobiography at the end of his life. It chronicled a long life of hard work, and inspired Melissa’s minicomic series, the Weight.
In issue six, Edie finds herself in her mother’s hometown, which she left when she was a newborn baby. Luckily, she is found by family, and a confrontation between Ray and Marian’s father is set up.
This issue pops with moments of discomfort, confusion, frustration and love.