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Ten Thousand Things to Do

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I started this diary comic partly to promote my new book - The Night of Your Life, a collection of my weekly comic strip, Slow Wave, in which I draw other people's actual dreams - but also I wanted to document my day-to-day moods, and to see if I discovered any connections or patterns. Drawing these comics every day has been a great way to keep my drawing muscle in shape, ...more
Comic Book, 62 pages
Published 2008 by 1984printing.com
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Robert
I first read Ten Thousand Things to Do by Portland cartoonist Jesse Reklaw back when it was originally published in the form of a series of thick minicomics in 2009. Prior to that I’d never read this type of comic in such sustained form, just the occasional diarist entries of John Porcellino in his King Cat series, and actually a whole book called Spaniel Rage by Vanessa Davis; however, both Porcellino and Davis employ much sparer graphics & text than Reklaw, who fills every panel on every page ...more
Bjorn Sorensen
Mar 07, 2009 rated it liked it
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Reklaw scores again with an ultra-realistic, revealing comic diary of his life. We learn about his bouts with depression, bodily aches and pains, his doubts about our 2-party system, yet also his feverish work habits. It reminded me a little of a Jefferson's episode I'd watched the night before in which Wheezy wonders how George can work all the time. "I'm just built that way," he says, strutting away to another assignment. Reklaw's book moved up my list with its occasional laugh-out-loud drawin ...more
Jason
Jun 24, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Diary comics get a bad rap. Yes, they can be repetitive, and some days are bound to be more exciting than others, but when they're good they pick up a sort of momentum after awhile. They add up to more than the sum of their parts.

Jesse's comics do this and go one step further, as he throws his own innovations into the mix: daily mood charts, "guest weeks" where his friends take over the comic for a week, strips that document all 24 hours in a day, strips written from the point of view of his cat
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Mari
Jun 23, 2010 rated it it was amazing
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A fantastic journal comic--great art, and a lot of content. I got caught up in his day-to-day stuff, grew attached to the people in his life, and when it ended I was sad that it was over. In fact, want more!
Kevin Hogan
Jan 21, 2014 rated it liked it
This diary comic is the missing link between "Slow Wave" and "Couch Tag." It was a pleasant diversion, but I don't know that I would re-read it.
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