Right away, you’re drawn into a world of soft, bright colors as the story opens on our young heroine, Marjorie, affirming her hatred of laundry and ghosts. You soon discover that Marjorie’s life is anything but easy. She was single-handedly keeping the family business running while her her father fell deeper and deeper into depression. Amidst school bullies, a tenacious slime of a businessman trying to steal their property, and now a little ghost who is nothing but trouble, Marj is having trouble keeping her own head above water.
Soft colors bordered by contrasting lines make-up the majority Ru Xu’s artwork, giving it a calming, otherworldly feel. From her webcomic Saint for Rent, to her new graphic novel series Newsprints, to the various illustrations she’s done for her website and her Patreon, her artwork and storytelling breathe in fantastical pastels for all ages.
Contributor: Taryn M. Gray