Jesse Young’s new short web comic, My Favorite Toy, is a really fun story. We can all relate to the little girl in the story who is being picked on by bullies at school. After she gets home, all she wants to do is play with her favorite toy, but it’s nowhere to be found. I remember coming home from bad days at school and immediately going to my room to start playing with my Star Wars action figures so I could escape the bad stuff at school. It was my refuge. My happy place. When you find out why this toy is so special to the little girl, it can’t help but bring a smile to your face. It’s the perfect ending to this story, and an end that a lot of people wished would have happened to them.
Krishna M. Sadasivam is the artist on My Favorite Toy. This is something I absolutely love about Jesse’s comics – his use of different artists for different stories. As a reader, it makes each story unique and interesting. My Favorite Toy is a beautifully drawn comic and grabs the reader’s attention immediately. I’m going to have to go back and check into some of Krishna’s previous work. Yet another wickedly talented artist I’ve been turned on to thanks to Jesse.
I’m quite impressed by Jesse’s ability to jump from genre to genre and still keep it very much his own style. He’s a versatile writer, and if you still have yet to check out his work despite my numerous attempts to get you to, My Favorite Toy would be a great place to start. It’s a great story, and it reads quickly. It won’t take much time out of your day, but you’ll be glad you did. My Favorite Toy is delightfully twisted and is definitely in my top three favorite stories from Jesse Young.
I’ll even save you the hassle and include the link to the comic for you. Now, go and enjoy it!