Gerry not only has interesting stories from his life, he sure does know how to tell them, too.
Gerry Swanson has a knack. It's the sort of thing that's difficult to explain. Unusual things seem to happen to him, yes, but it's the way he tells you about them that really grabs me. He just has a way with words. And pictures.
A Beautiful World is funny, sad, and sometimes terrifying, but all of it is true. And well worth your time.
DEAD BABY STORY.
There. Have I got your attention now?
The problem with most journal comics is that the authors don't really have much to write about. They live ordinary lives, and while there's nothing wrong with that, the mundane day-to-day doesn't always translate well on paper. Gerry Swanson's "A Beautiful World" is anything but mundane.
"A Beautiful World" isn't about what Gerry had for lunch. It's about the time bums robbed his car after he saw a drunk collapse in the street. It's about him spending a chunk of his childhood believing Jesus Christ came from Mexico. And it's about world's worst MMORPG addiction ending in a possible death penalty conviction.