How Long Is Too Long? Nothing Better Kickstarter
I enjoyed Nothing Better, the story by Tyler Page about two college roommates struggling with finding their own beliefs. But I last read it in 2009, when I reviewed the second volume.
Now comes word that he’s ready to release a third collection, launching a Kickstarter to collect work that had been serialized online.
I’m torn. I’m thrilled that we live in an era where favorite items can return, but I also find that a work I loved a decade ago may not speak to me the same way now. I supported Page’s previous Kickstarter, for his medical memoir Raised on Ritalin, but I haven’t had a chance to read it yet. (One of the problems with the amazing amount of work available today on all kinds of media is that time becomes precious and over-committed.)
I wasn’t planning on buying this new collection, feeling that too much time had passed and that I wasn’t sure I could still relate to the struggles of too such young women. But then came the marches yesterday, a remarkable day of display of what we can accomplish together, and a reminder that we should support what we should believe in.
I ordered it, and plan to re-read the earlier volumes. I also have his series prior to Nothing Better, which was called Stylish Vittles. Tyler has an online site selling paper and digital versions of his previous works, with the digital versions of most being “pay what you want.” So people can get caught up if they are interested.
Oh, yes, I remember Stylish Vittles. Thanks for that link!