Matt Moore of the Associated Press included GIL in a piece he published today on comics that tackle contemporary issues.
From the AP:
Writers and artists fold real-world events into their fictional worlds, blending boundaries to make readers not just laugh and escape, but also reflect and think.
“Comics have always been a reflection of our world,” said Brendan Burford, comics editor at King Features Syndicate in New York. “People want to see a reflection and, chances are, if the reflection is something that rings through with their world, their life, their family and their friends, they can relate and laugh.”
The title character in “Gil” is an elementary school student, slightly portly and always picked last for sports, who lives with his mom. He would love a nuclear family because it would mean he’d have superpowers.
“Growing up in a single-parent family during America’s first ‘Great Recession’ wasn’t always easy, but I look back on my formative years fondly,” said cartoonist Norm Feuti, who debuted “Gil” in January and has based it, partly, on his own experiences.
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