Collecting Forlorn Funnies #2 - 4, Mother, Come Home is a great contemporary graphic novella about sadness and loss. Will Eisner has this to say: "Brilliant! Graphic literature at its best. This book leaves the comics ghetto far behind." Need more convincing? Here's this from Craig Thompson: "While formalistically inventive, this book is heart-wrenching. No panel is wasted. No gesture is inconsequential. Every color, prop, and rhythmic panel enrich its lucid landscape." So there! We would say that Hornschemeier has incorporated some of the more pertinent formal lessons of Chris Ware into a tale that covers somewhat similar territory as that of Jimmy Corrigan, but while Ware employs his technical mastery as an emotional distancing device, Hornschemeier actually confronts some of the emotions that accompany personal loss, which makes it closer to Craig Thompson's Blankets, in that regard. While Mother, Come Home does not pack the punch of either of these heavyweights, it nevertheless is definitely worth a look.