Perla La Loca
Totally, perfectly heartbreaking every single time. The first time I encountered this in print I cried. (But lately Jaime’s work always makes me cry.)
blessings upon whoever made this into a gif
because I’m in an explain why I love things kind of mood…
At this point in the story Maggie’s life is kind of spinning out of control. She has made a few bad calls, told some relatively innocent lies that got totally out of hand, gotten estranged from some people she really cares for, and she doesn’t know what to do.
At this moment, when she feels like everyone hates her, we get this two-page spread of all these characters slapping her in the face.
Notably this includes characters not even involved in this story, characters Maggie hasn’t seen for years, and a couple characters who died years before this. So it’s not something that actually happens or a metaphor or a dream sequence or anything like that. It’s a feeling. I didn’t know it was possible to draw this feeling, but this is unquestionably what Maggie feels like at the end of Bob Richardson. I know this feeling. It’s just like this.
(Love and Rockets is so brilliant, you guys)