Kudos and thank you for posting this. Of all of George Perez's time on Wonder Woman, this issue probably resonates more than any other for me (with the possible exception of "Last Will and Testament of Myndi Mayer") and remains one of my favorite Wonder Woman stories, ever. George Perez might not have been able to always deliver on the high-octane, blockbuster action-packed aspect of super-hero storytelling, but when it came to the lower key personal tales, he excelled - "Chalk Drawings" being a prime example.
I didn't read any of Perez's run until about 10 years after it ended, but I did happen to read it when I was in 7th-8th grade... and while my growing pains as a 13-yr old boy were not-quite-but-moreso-than-I'm-embarrassed-to-admit the same as those of the annoyingly socially-conscious Nessie, I was impressed with how accurately Perez sums up a lot of the personal dynamics of middle school. I also had my rounds with teenage depression at that time, and while suicide was never a thought I entertained seriously, I was stunned by the honesty in this story and how well I could empathize with all of the characters here - Lucy, Vanessa, Eileen, Julia, and Diana. I also have to appreciate how he could alternatively make you dislike a character and bear sympathy for them all within the same set of pages (a better example of this was Myndi Mayer).
I can only echo all of the above comments about how remarkable this story was, and how much I must lament to no end the sadness that we never get to see Wonder Woman (or really any DC title) written like this at all anymore, with this much thought, maturity, and substance behind it. Again, thanks for posting this.