On A Claire Day by Carla Ventresca and Henry Beckett

On A Claire Day

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  1. Jon Hra

    Jon Hra said, 11 months ago

    eeeewwwwh.

  2. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 11 months ago

    Not nice.

  3. msowards

    msowards said, 11 months ago

    In the third panel the speech bubble points to mom, but it’s Claire speaking.

  4. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 11 months ago

    Acne isn’t simply a medical condition. Acne springs up from an intense stress born of a lack of parental acceptance and understanding. The parents don’t understand the kid, they don’t like the kid, and they are putting extreme pressure on him or her to be different. But there has to be two factors: a lack of acceptance and an intense pressure to radically change. It could be a feminine guy expected to be masculine. It could be a masculine girl expected to be feminine. It could be a wild, careless person expected to be careful and precise. It could be a quiet boy who wants desperately to know his mother better, but the mother is terrified of being detected as a closet case. Then her absolute power would be gone – in a poof. So you’ve got to get this hot potato out of the way, and discredit him in the process. My dad was like Claire’s mom. He minimized everything and made a joke of serious things like no food, shelter, clothes or education. Of course he was drinking then. Without booze he’s a lot different, and actually, now I miss the gallows humor he used to have. But check out kids with a lot of acne and look at how they get on with both parents, and how they have no support system of other relatives.

  5. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, 11 months ago

    And Paul better be careful about what he’s saying or he’ll get even less action than he’s getting now.

  6. K M

    K M said, 11 months ago

    Paul’s reaction reminds me of the time I told my old girlfriend’s husband about her reaction to the word “kumquats.” First made her break up with that word when she was a teenager, which was quite some time ago. She’s now a grandmother — and “kumquats” still breaks her up.

  7. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @comicsssfan

    That’s a lot of pressure to put on a zit!

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