Thursday, June 20, 2013

News: shoes














All text and images ©RaeJoyce 2013

8 comments:

Lori said...

Such a beautiful story, Rachel. It makes me realize how we're never thoughtful enough to realize what children go through and what a big effect even the smallest things have on them.

Rachel Fenton said...

Awe, Lori, you are are so thoughtful. Thank you! I'm glad this touched you and that you enjoyed it because I have decided to expand this comic. I have another chapter ready to post.

Adnan said...

Love this. I had red boots when I was a kid. Used to wear them in bed too. 24/7.

Rachel Fenton said...

Wow - what an image you gave me, Adnan. Thank you.

My most favourite shoes were red - not always new but new to me.

jamezchang said...

There's something indelible and kind in these panels, a consciousness of being an outsider, somehow betrayed by these red shoes as a child. But the literary device of older/younger narrator seeps through, and we get the sense from the narrator that these imperfect fits were precisely the lessons needed to grow--empathy, sensitivity, appreciation of snow. Favorite panel, hands down, was the girl in the shoe shop, trying the fitting, siphoned off from the adults and in her own thoughts. I thought this was remarkable work. And yes, indelible--where the blisters reside.

Rachel Fenton said...

Crikey, Jamez - I'm not even paying you! Thank you for this generous praise - special coming from you (I am not worthy). Really glad you enjoyed this. I did need these lessons in life - I hope I learnt from them. Thanks for noticing.

catdownunder said...

:)

Rachel Fenton said...

Thanks, Cat x