The Li'l Depressed Boy #5

Writer: S. Steven Struble Artist: Sina Grace Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 20, 2011 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
7.0Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Even when the sun doesn't shine on the Li'l Depressed Boy, he can count on his Drew Blood to cheer him up. Pack your bags! It's time for a road trip. Featuring a cover by fan favorite and CHEW artist extraordinaire ROB GUILLORY!

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Andrea Speed Jul 18, 2011

    I have to admit this is the first issue Ive read of this comic, and Im sure Im missing an awful lot of back story, but I found this to be an easy to follow, amiable slice of life comic with quirky art LDB has a surprise visit from his friend Drew, whos been off touring with his band. LDB is in the doldrums because he just broke up with his girlfriend, or is technically a break up if you were never really dating at all? He doesnt know, and its left him out of sorts. Drew then suggests a road trip to go see the Andrew Jackson Jihad (a real band, on Asian Man Records - I know this, because Im signed up to their email bulletins oh god, does this make me a hipster?!) but it seems theres some thing he didnt tell LBD about. And now his depressed little life gets a bit worse. The art has a loose, indie rock feel to it, which suits the storys slice of life/shaggy dog tale perfectly. A good read for this newcomer, I bet the regular readers will find it even better. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    BGCP - Jonny Stone Jun 11, 2015

    Not a massive departure from previous issues, but Lil Depressed Boy retains its charm and tremendous art work and tugs on our heart strings just a little bit Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 10, 2011

    Sina Grace's artwork is unusual but ultimately effective and attractive. The art is loose and rough in appearance, but that helps to convey the melancholy fog that looms over the title character throughout the book. The artist also brings a strong sense of place to the mix. While he boasts a simpler style, there's also a convincing look to LDP's apartment, the eatery in which he and Drew dine, and the landscape across which they travel on a spur-of-the-moment adventure. I don't get why LDP looks so much different than the regular people around him, but that's a failure of the writing, not the artwork. Maybe there's no explanation and his appearance is merely meant as a symbolic representation of his depression, or maybe there's something more to it. I'm curious to find out, but as far as my appreciation of this collection of interesting moments from a normal lifetime, the title character's distinctive look doesn't affect it. Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Nicole D'Andria Jul 20, 2011

    The Li'l Depressed Boy #4 Read Full Review

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