Comics Panel: The Story Of My Tits is so much more than a comic book about boobs

Don’t be fooled by the title of Jennifer Hayden’s The Story of My Tits (Top Shelf). Although, yes, much of the book is devoted to chronicling the life and times of the author’s titular (no pun intended, honest) breasts, there’s a lot more going on than “merely” a story of Hayden’s body parts. It would be more accurate to say that Hayden’s body forms only one part of a much larger story, through which she illustrates the story of her large extended family from the moment of her birth to the present. Hayden is an immediately likable narrator, equal parts self-deprecating and compassionate. Her style, a hybrid of Roz Chast and Aline Kominsky-Crumb, is well suited to wry family drama. Although her perspective naturally makes her the central thread, she is at great pains to illustrate the ways in which her family obligations extend …

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