‘Perfect Day:’ Comic Book Review

I’m always excited when a writer whose work I admire releases new a new story. It’s like getting to open a Christmas present any time of the year. The wonder and excitement building inside of you, about what may lie in the pages ahead, and the satisfaction of finishing a good story when you’re done.

One of the writers that does this for me is Jesse Young, a talented writer who I’ve had the privilege of reading for Fanboy Comics over the years. I keep my copy of Here We Go, a Kickstarter prize for his campaign to publish a collection of his works, on my nightstand to read whenever I’m in the mood for a good, heartfelt story.

His latest release, Perfect Day, is another wonderful addition to his work. Perfect Day is the story of a father and daughter enjoying a day together, even though the father’s boss is hounding him to come in. It’s everything I’ve come to expect from Jesse, and more. As I was reading, I couldn’t help but think this story is somewhat autobiographical, as I pictured Jesse as the father, enjoying a day out with his daughter. It added another layer to the story for me.

Jesse often collaborates with some great artists for his stories, and Perfect Day is no different. Joining Jesse on this adventure is Caspar Wijngaard, a co-creator and artist of the soon-to-be-released Limbo for Image Comics. As the story is told “silently,” (No one actually speaks throughout.), Caspar does a great job utilizing the panels to show what’s in each of the characters’ minds.

I hope Jesse is inspired to do another collection of stories, because this would be a killer addition to it. I, for one, would love to have this story, along with other of his works, in physical form. Take a few moments out of your day and read Perfect Day. You’ll be glad you did. Be on the lookout for more releases coming soon from Jesse!


Overall: 9/10

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