Day Old

By (artist) Joe Ollman

Day Old
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A toasted bagel isn't a lot to ask for. Or is it?

A mother and her four children are at the end of a long, uncomfortable night spent in a hospital waiting room far from home. The children are hungry, so they all head to the bagel shop across the street.

The woman doesn't have ... Read more


Overview

A toasted bagel isn't a lot to ask for. Or is it?

A mother and her four children are at the end of a long, uncomfortable night spent in a hospital waiting room far from home. The children are hungry, so they all head to the bagel shop across the street.

The woman doesn't have much money in her pocket, so when she finds a bag of reduced-price day-old bagels, it's a relief. Now she just needs to get her bagels toasted so she can get the family back to the hospital. But even that turns out to be complicated and frustrating.

In Day Old, award-winning cartoonist Joe Ollmann uses his trademark brand of dry humour to explain an important truth: That when times get tough, sometimes all you need is for someone to care enough to toast your bagels.

Joe Ollman

Joe Ollmann is a cartoonist living in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the winner of the Doug Wright Award for Best Book in 2007 and loser of the same award many other times. Author of seven books, Chewing on Tinfoil (Insomniac, 2001), The Big Book of Wag! (Conundrum, 2006), This Will All End in Tears (Insomniac, 2006, Winner of the 2007 Doug Wright Award for best book), MID-LIFE (Drawn and Quarterly, 2011), Science Fiction (Conundrum, 2013), Happy Stories About Well-Adjusted People (Conundrum, 2014) and The Abominable Mr. Seabrook (Drawn and Quarterly, 2017).

Reviews

"Day Old is a rich example of Ollmann's gift for short-form storytelling; it is both humorous and sad, a wonderful lead story that sets a high bar for the [Conundrum25] series. "--Carousel

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