Zine Review: Slice by Edlyn Capulong and Jean Liang

Slice Zine Side A Pizza

Slice Zine Side A Pizza

Slice Zine Side B Pie

Slice Zine Side B Pie

Introduction
Slice is made by Edlyn Capulong and Jean Liang. It can be bought at the Fangrrlz website for $15. This was bought at the 2016 Anime Expo.
Thoughts
Slice of life is one of my favorite genres, especially in anime and manga. Some people think slice of life is boring or without story. I think the genre is fascinating for exploring the often mundane parts of life with personal quirks and exaggeration. The stories are often contained to a small arc and then they move on to something else, mirroring, well, life itself. It strikes at the heart of what daily life is and has the power to connect with others, to the point where the best ones will have people clamoring “THIS IS ME.”
Slice is a slice of life (eyyyyy) art book that follows the life to two separate girls, each page representing an hour, from 8 AM to midnight. Each side meets in the middle at midnight which I think is brilliant (and I may have to steal the idea in the future). The book is beautifully illustrated and mostly wordless, exploring the personalities of the characters through vignettes of each hour. There are sections of each character’s days that I find mirror my own. Maybe you get out of bed around the same time as Pizza? Perhaps you find yourself doing everything each day like Pie? Whatever type of day you have, I’m sure there’s a section of Slice that’ll remind you of your own.

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