The Eternal Smile

The Eternal Smile is a collection of three tales by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim (two creators that I am not familiar with, though I’ve heard of Yang’s work American Born Chinese), and published by First Second.  Each is told and illustrated in very different styles, but they are thematically connected – all have to do with the uncomfortable clash between fantasy and reality.  It’s a compelling little collection of work. Continue reading The Eternal Smile