Chekhov in the Funny Papers

My latest piece is up on line:

It begins:

The finest combination of words and pictures I have seen in some time is Ivana Filipovich’s Where have you been? (sic) (Toxic Ink. 2022). Filipovich is both a skilled artist and a talented writer. Her work rewards the eye and enriches the mind. You will not be sorry.
Her comics career comes, intriguingly, in two parts, nearly 20 years and 5000 miles apart.