Friday, May 14, 2010

Ash Ketchum's (and Maré Odomo's) 'Letters to an Absent Father'

I know I'm a bit late to this particular party, but I'm going to write about it anyway.

"It," as you can probably tell from the headline above, is artist Maré Odomo's Pokémon-themed comic series, "Letters to an Absent Father."

Each of the 10 (so far) comics focuses on the Pokémon protagonist, Ash Ketchum, and the letters he writes to his estranged father. Here's the first:

They're all more than a bit melancholy, but they're touching, too. And, as you can see in the image above, they're easy on the eyes.

Check out the rest of Odomo's "Letters to an Absent Father" comics here, and check out the rest of his portfolio here.

Random aside: Although Odomo hails from San Jose, he currently lives in Seattle. Booyah! Maybe I'll send him an e-mail at some point (after I've had a drink or two)...


Viewtiful_Justin said...

Those are kind of heart breaking...especially the last one.

I do love how it's sort of a glimpse into a Pokemon "real life."

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yeah, I think they're very creative. Of course, I love it when people take a well-known story and add depth to it, as Mare does in these strips.