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Sunday, November 24, 2013
Chasing Shadows by Swati Avasthi
Corey, Holly, and Savitri have been best friends since childhood (well Corey and Holly are twins - so they've been friends since birth) and spend their time freerunning, using the city of Chicago as their jungle gym. Everything changes when a random shooter approaches Corey and Holly's car, injuring Holly and killing Corey. Now Holly and Savitri are trying to hold on to one another, while searching for Corey's killer, but their friendship - and perhaps Holly's sanity - seem to be unraveling. Told through a combination of words and black and white drawings Chasing Shadows deals with tragedy, friendship, grief, and sanity in a way that is genuine, hard, and compelling.