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Ceej Says… Wired Up Wrong (Deluxe Edition) review

Ceej Says… Wired Up Wrong (Deluxe Edition) Review

Writer/Artist: Rachael Smith Fresh from a barnstorming Kickstarter campaign, Wired Up Wrong is the latest offering from the British Comic Award-nominated Rachael Smith.  Taking the form of a series of autobiographical comic strips, this collection sees Smith opening up about her struggles with depression and anxiety, maintaining a disarming sense of humour throughout as she provides an insightful and relatable look at the kind of problems a lot of us are likely to have experienced at some point in our lives. Smith balances the humour and seriousness perfectly here, providing a worthwhile message while still keeping the chuckles coming throughout. Her boyfriend Adam and cat Rufus both play significant roles, but their involvement is overshadowed somewhat by the inclusion of a black dog called Barky who follows Rachel around, changing his appearance to provide a visual representation of her mental state. The random assortment of strips are punctuated by several recurring themes, including “The Wheel of Feels”, a physical manifestation of the way Smith sees her brain working – two little men living in her head, spinning a gameshow-esque wheel every time something happens in her life to determine how she reacts – as well as a series of one-page [...]



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