Well done. Mad Magazine look with that disturbing unknown world of what’s up with some of your neighbors.
Great New York-centric N-D-N story in the MAD mold! That was some powerful prayer that drove the Moraleses and the Garcias from “paradise”! I particularly liked the TV-looting blackout grandma on the first page.
Very enjoyable. Great writing and great art.
Good story…and yaaay for the Rick Parker art!
Wow, that is some crazy shit right there. And I mean that in the best possible way.
This was a ton of fun! I loved the baby repulsive babies. And I’m glad there was a happy ending. Nice work, Michele and Rick!
This strip rocks. Thanks for sending it along. I always enjoy your work so much.
As the oldest (as in knowing you the longest) of your friends, I can say that looks nothing like your mother. And she would have made you clean the floor! Ha, ha, ha (or lol if you prefer) Great strip. (Poor mouse.)
Great job Rick and Michele!
Great crazy story, and I love the beautiful grotesquerie of the artwork. I’d love to see it larger so I could take in all the gruesome details.
Great story and art. I want to see more of Rick’s cool artwork. I especially liked all the characters leaning out of the apartment windows. I bet Rick could create a funny strip about each one of them.
True Old School New York Grit. Great Work, Michele and Rick.
I think I recognize my abuelita in that cartoon! ;-D Fun stuff Michele!
My kind of story. This should win an award.
Great story telling. It’s very reminiscent of he old MAD magazine but at the same time is someting I’ve never seen before. Really like the art, Rick.
Great collaboration by Michelle & Rick. And kudos to Rick for being a teacher of young people introducing them to our medium.
[...] and veteran of Marvel Comics. Rick also illustrated SMITH’s Next-Door Neighbor installment, “Night of the Black Chrysanthemum,” in collaboration with Michele Carlo. We’re glad he’s proud to call himself a [...]
Thank you for good desing
Art is beautiful much different but like
Good story liked the chicken feet in the bucket must have researched Voodoo some anyway.
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It is a really good strip I enjoyed reading it the art work was great.
This was a good story the voodoo thing was developed fine and the drawing was excellent.
Loved it and loved your Mom…keep it up Girl!
[...] SMITH Magazine launched a contest inviting fans to submit their neighborhood narratives. “Night of the Black Chrysanthemums,” the 28th installment premiered on the site on May 6, 2009, by contest winner Michele Carlo and [...]
What a great job! We are all so proud of you!!! Loved the story and the art work was just as amazing.
See ya soon. Hugs and much love….
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Excellent - I loved reading it and this illustrated version is even better.
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[...] Michele Carlo is a writer/performer and comedic storyteller who has lived in four of the five boroughs of New York City and remembers when a slice of pizza cost fifty cents. Her stories have been published in Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood’s Lost & Found: Stories From New York, Chicken Soup For The Latino Soul and SMITH Magazine. [...]
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