Written by: Iolanda Zanfardino
Illustrated by: Elisa Romboli
Alice In Leatherland #4 starts on a bit of a downer, focusing on how badly both Alice and Robin are doing at dating, though for very different reasons. Alice is looking for someone to fall in love with, whereas Robin is looking for someone who’ll respect her privacy enough to not stay the night, or at least that’s the initial impression we get.
A chance encounter between the two friends while Alice is at work, y’know at Leatherland, shows us a little more of the tension between the two and the struggle for them to accept each other for who they are.
The strongest part of this issue is Alice learning to love herself, as she begins to accept and perhaps even embrace being alone, while in contrast we start to see Robin’s desire to not be quite as alone as she makes it seem.
Iolanda Zanfardino and Elisa Romboli are doing a great job with Alice In Leatherland, every issue is a fun and endearing romcom that never misses a beat in both it’s writing and art. At this point I think I’m running out of ways to say how much I like this series, so I’m going to keep it brief.
There’s a great sense of positivity in the ending of this issue, and I’m really looking forward to the finale next month, though as I’ve said previously I would be happy to see more from the world of Alice In Leatherland and get to know more some of the supporting characters.