Wow, that was really…wow.
Love AND Rockets!
Best Tim Hamilton story EVER!
Tim, I agree with Simon. Anyone who ever questioned your storytelling abilities should read this one, which is told perfectly–pacing, tone, everything is spot-on. I love it. Please submit this to the “Best American Comics” series judges…
Tim, I’m intrigued by the idea that Lynda’s sadness was invisible to you in comparison to what you’d gone through. I think there’s a much longer story in that.
The art has so many ideas in it all at once–completely inspiring to me!
This was amazing.
Fantastic work, Tim.
To quote Roberto Benigni, “It’s a sad and beautiful world”.
Tim, this really is your best piece ever. At least as much as your completed stories go. The art and story are beautiful.
You are a master comix person… and you are an inspiration, fer sure.
Very evocative. Loved the style you used too, the colors are beautiful.
Great, great, great! Thanks for sharing a little bit of you, Tim.
Yikes. It’s a little weird to read this after having seen it go down for real. Probably ups the flinch factor. AFAIK, only the names and hairstyles have been changed. (The kitchen window is certainly the same.)
Well done. If everybody only knew how many other good stories are floating around the edges of this one…!
Wow, very personal stuff.
This story is raw. And lovely. Very well done.
I can’t reply to each comment on this thread, so:
Thanks Simon and Fiffe, for giving me cause give up comics as I have now done my “best comic ever.’
Thanks Joan. You will never question my abilities again!
Poor Nick, You know too much for me to let you live…
And to all who read and commented here or in person. Thanks for all the positive feed back. It wasn’t really a “Fun” story to work on, but I’m happy with the results.
This a really amazing piece of work, even for you. Masterful.
This is really great, Tim. The story flows very nicely and the art really compliments it a lot. I agree that this is one of the best comics I’ve read of yours.
[...] The latest tale in Smith Magazine’s Next Door Neighbor series: Tim Hamilton’s “Post Traumatic.” (Above: sequence from the strip, ©2008 Tim Hamilton. Link via Joe [...]
Dude, excellent piece. What you do so well here is evoke incredibly emotionally-laden topics — sickness, the death of a parent, heartbreak — without indulging in those emotions. You leave it to the reader to bring their own experience to bear. Understated and elegant. Well done.
And, again, after Kat Roberts’ piece, another unexpected take on the idea of the next-door neighbor.
What you said. That’s what I was aiming for.
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A simply told, complex story with achingly beautiful art and emotionally affecting too. This piece is a wonder. When people deride comics, this should be placed in front of them. Congratulationn Tim!
That was a decent strip. I liked it that it had color others here did not bother thank you.
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