Things You Carry
6 × 6 inches
3 color cover
2 color interior
Things You Carry [is] amazing. — Farel Dalyrmple
I would love to see more creators try and limit themselves this way, with no words and no facial expressions. It really forces Stall to draw environments that have emotions. Inkstuds
Pieces of paper in the shape of the letters “N O” fall from the sky. Upon landing, these slips of paper letters spell out “NOW” and like the snapping of fingers, the true story begins. Things You Carry is a visually stunning wordless mediation on isolation and loss.
Want to know more? Read an in-depth interview with Vincent Stall and listen to KFAI's Britt Aamodt interview Vincent and Raighne about the book.
[Things You Carry] possesses an intrinsic value best to keep close at hand, a meditation … on comics — a comic’s comic. Comics Bulletin
It’s all very quiet and beautiful and, while open to interpretation, “Things You Carry” feels like a homecoming story to me. At the end there’s a definite sense that things are right with this world, no matter the mess. It all just comes together. Indie Reader