The Masochists - Nick Bertozzi

I want to like this little indy comic with its simply drawn, black and white, only a couple of panels on a page comic, yet I can't. Bertozzi uses broad strokes to paint pictures of people dealing with problems in their lives, although it is really only the 3rd and final story that any "real" problems exist. The trouble is his strokes are so broad that I don't have any feel for or understanding of the characters and thus can't actually care.