Notables 2010: Willy by Damien Jay

Damien JayWilly, Papercutter no. 10. 2009.

A strange little story about an apparently-medieval peasant woman with a unique problem. It takes a few minutes to orient yourself and figure out what’s going on, but then it’s really quite touching. Three pages of the 15-page story is available at Jay’s website.

Age: teen

What is this “Notable” thing all about? Matt and Jessica are the series editors for the Best American Comics, and are responsible for the Notable Comics list at the back of the book, which is comprised of virtually all the comics we sent to the guest editor that weren’t picked, as well as a number of others that we think are noteworthy for various reasons, but that we didn’t send to the guest editor.

We’ve always hoped readers will delve a bit into the list to find more great stories once they finish reading BAC. Realistically, though, we know that’s tough. What can you know about a story from a title and author? So this is one of a series of posts focusing on each of the Notables from the 2010 Best American Comics.

Have or know of a comic we should look at? Find submission info here.


2 Comments to Notables 2010: Willy by Damien Jay

  • by Damien Jay

    On March 5, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Thank you for the kind mention! Just to clarify the pages on my site are only a sample. The story is 15 pages long and while Papercutter No. 10 is in print that’ll be the only place to read the whole thing.

  • by Jessica

    On March 5, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Whoops–I’m outed as not being able to find my copy of papercutter. Sorry! Will edit asap.

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