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First and Last: Anders Loves Maria

We used to do an irregularly recurring bit here at ComixTALK called "First and Last" which seemed like a good idea to revive.  Particularly with a comic like Anders Loves Maria where creator Rene Engström has not only constantly improved but also taken several stylistic leaps during the comic.

Here's a snippet from the first comic was posted in 2006:

I'm not going to post the very last comic (trying not to create a spoiler here) but this is close enough:

There were many times Engström mixed up her approach -- I thought the series with washed colors was very good: