My third review from ConnectiCon.
Title: The Burden Of Parenthood
Date: June, 2011
Publisher: Bittersweet Candy Bowl
Writer: Veronica Vera
Artist: Veronica Vera
Sampler from the Bitterweet Candy Bowl webcomic. This b/w half-sized minicomic reprints a story arc from the webcomic that involved the (anthropomorphic feline) teenaged protagonists caring for mechanical babies for a week as part of a middle school sex-ed project.
The webcomic promises unpretentious teen romance/comedy/drama, and that is pretty much what is delivered here. There's a strong focus on character, some comic relief moments, and some pretty insightful interactions.
I particularly liked the fact that the teacher breaks a tiny bit out of her over-the-top depiction toward the end of the story.
The artwork does suffer a bit from the loss of color with the transition into print, but this was still a nice entertaining little slice of life story.