Action Athena traces her mainly post-collegiate life in the Twin Cities area, through crappy jobs, money woes, fun times with friends, and generally figuring out how to live her life. One of the things I love about Action Athena is Currier's apparent lack of posturing. She gets frustrated, but doesn't aim for snark. She revels in the simple pleasure of drawing with friends. She celebrates the wonderful mundanities of paying her student loan, failing to catch a customer's rude comment, and running in the rain.
In her latest installment, Currier tracks her evolving view of her diary comic and whether it is a wise thing for a twenty-something to do. There are downsides certainly to diary comics: they create a false sense of intimacy (which can make things uncomfortable for the cartoonist), they can make it difficult to get one of those fabled "real jobs," and they're not necessarily the key to success in the comics field. But Currier offers one undeniable argument in favor of continuing her illustrated diary: love.
Hasty Most-MIX Update [Action Athena]