The roles of mother, daughter, spouse, student of ancient Greece, world traveller, archeological illustrator and more intermingle here, in the 270 pages of Persephone's Garden, Glynnis Fawkes's most substantial – and successful – work to date. Taken together, they provide a well rounded portrait of a life well lived. The comics that fill these pages encompass a wide variety of forms: anecdote, travelogue, diary, short story, sketch, illustration, illustrated list, experimental, project notes and more. Each of these forms employ a distinct stylistic approach to their respective subject. Sharp thin pen lines here, rounded full brush strokes there. Most pieces employ a limited color palette of one, two or three colors plus black or sepia line, but full color makes an occasional appearance, as well. Irony and satire mix it up with earnest and heartfelt observations, and by doing so demonstrate that there is no one right way to approach living, but that every day – every moment – demands attention, must be measured and navigated, and presents its own unique opportunity for creative response. Glynnis Fawkes has, here in the pages of Persphone's Garden, made the most of these opportunities to create a series of engaging comics that, taken together, make for a thesis statement endorsing an immersive, fully engaged approach to contemporary life. Here, the saying, "the proof is in the pudding," has been replaced by, "the proof is in the comics."