It starts with three wide shots: traffic jams as far as the eye can see.
Without transition, close-up on a pivoting lock.
A couple then appears in the frame of a wooden door which opens onto what we guess is their house.
We turn the page: sudden gesture of the young man who throws the keys on a pedestal table then says to his companion kneeling on the ground, their cat in her arms:
"Are we not angry anymore?"
In the space of two boards, twelve allusive boxes, a few selected details, anyone who has experienced car journeys with their spouse in difficult traffic understands the situation, identifies with the characters.
The drawing is sufficiently stylized, and the context elliptical, for each reader to feed the scene with their own experience, with amusement and emotion.
Acacia 22 or the timeless quest for freedom of youth
She seems more relaxed than him.
As he picks up the wall phone, she kisses him gently on the cheek: smack.
While he calls his mother and then his sister, she contemplates the overflowing sink...
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