Notables 2010: Will Dinski’s Errand Service

Will Dinski, Errand Service.  2009.

“Errand Service” is a 6-page short story that ran online at Top Shelf 2.0, a huge webcomics site run by the publisher Top Shelf (the story is available in its entirety at the link). This is a wonderfully-told story full of layered, purely visual storytelling sequences. The action revolves around paid odd jobbers, with some very odd jobs, which are delineated visually for the reader to parse (and experience a satisfying sense of surreality). As the story wears on, one starts to get the slightly paranoid feeling that these people are out there, doing and undoing each others’ work all around us.

Age:grades 6-8, or even younger. I’m betting that lots of kids would really enjoy parsing the visual panels, and would love the twist ending.


1 Comment to Notables 2010: Will Dinski’s Errand Service

  • by J T Guerrero

    On February 24, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Wild! I read it several times and think the twist may have multiple interpretations! I’ll have to share this too!

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