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I have no ideas here, because I know nothing. Someone told me I should grab "Hellboy", but I'm coming on here before I get anything.

Gear! (Gear!), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:43 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Can't go wrong with Watchmen and Maus as a start.

m.e.a. (m.e.a.), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:45 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Sandman.

Core of Sphagnum (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Gear!, you might want to consult the helping friendly ILC satellite board (http://ilx.p3r.net/newanswers.php?board=62) in addition to petitioning your ILE compadres.

David R. (popshots75`), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:50 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

But that satellite board is nothing but a haven of ne'erdowells.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

transmetropolitan

Symplistic (shmuel), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the death of speedy

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:56 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

haha "nerd'owells". anyway re hellboy "the chained coffin and other storeis" is a good startign point.

:|, Thursday, 7 October 2004 00:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

From Hell
Cerebus, or the first half of it anyway
Luther Arkwright and sequel

stewart downes (sdownes), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

David Boring (by Daniel Clowes). I liked it even more than Ghostworld.
Sin City (very cool artwork).

Trayce (trayce), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hellboy's pretty good (Mignola's art is stunning), but it's not one of the greats. If you've never read a graphic novel before, then Watchmen is probably the best introduction to the medium. Sandman's quite patchy, in my opinion, although the second collection ('A Doll's House') is excellent, and you don't really need to have read the first to understand it.

Wooden (Wooden), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:37 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Death Of Speedy
Ghost World
Return of Mr. X
Heartbreak Soup
Poison River
Watchmen
American Flagg: Hard Times
League of Extraordinary Gentleman 1 + 2

these are some of my faves off the top of my head

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

it kind of might depend on what you like in terms of fiction too. do you generally like stuff that, um, hellboy is like?

xpost: dans got good taste as per.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Sandman is patchy. (shh! Don't tell anyone I said that.) I second "From Hell," and I guess "Watchmen," though honestly it *is* full of holes. The Dr. Manhattan character has problems. If he can do anything, then why... oh, you'll see.

More recently... Check out some Grant Morrison stuff if you want to feel all weird-sexy-crazy-cool. "The Invisibles" kicked my ass, and "The Filth" is so strange and disgusting it crawls. It's also cool. "Transmetropolitan" is half-recommended as well, though I may not like it as much as I should just because Warren Ellis is such a pompous, asshat, "look at me I'm so twisted" prick. But then I guess all comics writers are.

My man at the moment is Brian Azarello. "100 Bullets" is top shelf. Seriously. Do not miss it.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:47 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Avoid all chapbooks written by emoboys wallowing in self pity about how bad they treat women. In fact, somebody please take the emoboys' pens away.

I guess Chris Ware is an emoboy, but he's so good at it you forgive him. "Jimmy Corrigan" is pretty fucking brilliant. You'll stare at some of the pages for ten minutes. Then you'll have a cry.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i like peepshow!

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:54 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

actually get ed the happy clown - chester brown

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Invisibles seconded, but it goes downhill very fast after the fourth or fifth collection. Transmetropolitan is good, but you only need to read a couple to get the point- they're all pretty much the same.

Preacher's good if you like snappy dialogue, sick jokes, lots of violence, and somewhat dubious politics.

Wooden (Wooden), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:55 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

avoid "Blankets" -- ugh.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

absolutely Ed the Happy Clown.

and for emoboys, The Sands by Tom Hart.

Chris Ware's storytelling needs to catch up to his visual inventiveness, artistic talent, structural genius etc etc.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 01:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, maybe. Early Alan Moore is like that, too. "V for Vendetta" is a bit of a mess.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

with the structure, i mean, not the visuals, which he did not draw, obv.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:00 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Ed the Happy Clown is brilliantly deranged.

Wooden (Wooden), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

meh.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:02 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I'm sorry. I'll be quiet now.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.comicskins.com/csnnews/comfychair/08_27_2003/DeathofCaptainMarvel.jpg

This was the first comic book I remember ever being referred to as a "graphic novel". It's his power bands....they gave him cancer, just so ya know.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'd second almost everything else above (except Preacher....ugh) and add
osama tezuka 'phoenix' series, especially 'a tale of the future'
yukinobu hoshino '2001 nights' - spooky scifi stories inspired by 2001
larry marder 'beanworld' - can't explain this. its strange.
rick smith & tania menesse 'shuck unmasked' - beautiful story about a little girl and her neighbour, a being with a very strange past.
alan moore 'top ten' - underappreciated gem, and very funny. you damn clicker!

zappi (joni), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:29 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.alarics.com/picsgrahicnovels/dc_hellblazerdangeroushabit.jpg

Garth Ennis writes, John Constantine gets cancer in an insultingly ordinary way. Classic.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

yes i like that one.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ooh, good thread. I know little about comic books, but have recently given in to them. I loved Watchmen and League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. 100 Bullets is supposedly necessary. I'm currently reading Sandman Mystery Theatre: The Tarantula, which is good noir stuff, weird art.

rrrobyn (rrrobyn), Thursday, 7 October 2004 02:59 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What didn't you like about Blankets, Kenan? Too emo? I think Craig Thompson is a brilliant illustrator, though: he makes really good use of the page, knowing when to use panels and when to break free of them. Also, he can be extraordinarily detailed on one level (all the 1993-era posters in the girlfriend's bedroom!), while keeping another level (most faces) at beautifully simple broad strokes.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Ariel Schrag, Potential, an account of the author's junior year of high school, published a year or two later. It's maybe more fun if you read the first two as well (freshman year: Awkward; sophomore year: Definition), just to get introduced to Schrag's life, although they're decidedly more amateurish.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:24 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And of course I second the mentions of Ghost World, Jimmy Corrigan, and From Hell.

jaymc (jaymc), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:25 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

oh jesus, Alan Moore's entire run on Swamp Thing which has finally finished reprinting is GREAT GREAT GREAT.

Dan Selzer (Dan Selzer), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hellboy's [...] not one of the greats.

Wooden lies!

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 7 October 2004 03:58 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

And I'll be the only one to say this: Dark Knight Returns

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:03 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'll be the only one to say this, then - elektra: assassin

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

gaz OTbloodyM

Leeeter van den Hoogenband (Leee), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Transmetropolitan is good, but you only need to read a couple to get the point- they're all pretty much the same.

I can see how you could get this idea if you've only read a few of them, but really the entire series is one grand, and very satisfying, story arc. Probably about 60% of the issues contribute to it. It's good election year reading, too. There need to be more political comics!

Dan I. (Dan I.), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:15 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i guess he's never written anything close to a "novel," but robert crumb has to be mentioned. you should start with either "r crumb draws the blues" or "my troubles with women."

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

big vote here for "Elektra: Assassin". Bill Sienkiewicz > Dave McKean. And for pure "Wow, Jesus!" artwork, "Hard Boiled."

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:26 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

JD -- first see the movie "Crumb."

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:27 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"Batman - year one," anyone?

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Also, "Stray Bullets."

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i have the itch to spend a lot of money now. can't say why.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i need to read more stray bullets. i have the second volume and liked it a lot.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:33 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

My favorite Batman is "Arkham Asylum," which wouldn't have been possible without "Dark Knight" (a lot of things wouldn't have), but bests it, IMO. It boils Batman down to the caricature that he kind of is anyway ("Dirty punks!") and makes the Joker a filthy little pervert ("How's the boy wonder? Shaving yet?"). Dave McKean draws.

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:38 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

meh

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:40 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

What didn't you like about Blankets? Too emo?

Well, yeah. It's just me, I know. I don't go to comics to see people being sensitive. Combine that with a lot of the genuinely whiny crap that has been selling at the comic store lately, and I guess I'm just not able to appreciate "Blankets" for what it is. It might be Stevie Ray Vaughn, but white-boy blues gets on my nerves in general, you know?

Gold Teeth II (kenan), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

actually though, yeah, the joker is pretty great in AA.

gaz (gaz), Thursday, 7 October 2004 04:42 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i'll have to get that

HOOSytime steenman (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 2 January 2009 04:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

I love the arrival too. been meaning to pick up his new one 'tales from outer suburbia'

sonderborg, Friday, 2 January 2009 05:15 (nine years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

My gf just referred this question to me, since I've been reading a decent amount of graphic novels the past year or so, but now I'm passing this on to you all to see if you have any advice:

I'm a magazine editor who needs to solicit an article on graphic
novels-only I'm not overly familiar with the genre and don't have a ton
of time for research. The magazine I work for covers issues related to
war and peace, poverty, and social justice, so I'd like the writer to
focus on new graphic novels (out within the last couple years) that
address these issues. Anyone out there who follows the genre and can
point me in a few directions - or know of good writing on it?

"out within the last couple years" is the difficult part for me, since I've spent the last year mainly trying to get familiar with touchstones that have been out for a long time. So while Maus would be great, it's also a few decades old.

Persepolis seems like a decent recommendation, although it's a few years old now. Anyone else have any ideas?

ya'll are the ones who don't know things (Z S), Thursday, 4 June 2009 16:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

By the way I ignored all the advice on this thread and recently read Blankets. The description on Amazon made it sound like the story of the agony of growing up in a tiny town in the middle of nowhere with a super-evangelical family. A small part of the story was about that. But he doesn't really rebel against any of that much until the final 1/10 of the story. Up to that point he's like "I can't think about girls or I'll make God angry at me, wahhh". The dialogue is also consistently unrealistic and overblown: "When we were young, my brother and I shared the same bed...and we would often witness sparks of light dancing about the sheets." No wonder Raina dumped you, dude.

Beautifully drawn, I'll give it that. But it's telling that the most enjoyable page in the entire book is the one given over to a recreation of a comic strip that his brother shows him (the one about the guy and the eyebrow fairy, for those that read it). Where is his BROTHER's graphic novel? I'd read that.

ya'll are the ones who don't know things (Z S), Thursday, 4 June 2009 17:01 (nine years ago) Permalink

bump for advice on the magazine editor's question?

ya'll are the ones who don't know things (Z S), Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

I can't think of anything off the top of my head, as I'm usually a superhero kinda guy, but if you crosspost the question to I Love Comics you might get results. I will let the question marinate though, and if I think of anything will post here.

ian, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

Joe Sacco's Palestine and Safe Area Gorazde might be good recommendations.

fit and working again, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

Can't think of anything from the last couple of years, but Howard Cruse's Stuck Rubber Baby would fit what the editor is looking for, as it is a mixture of a coming-out story of a gay man and a history of the civil rights movement in the American South. It's from the 90s though, so not really recent.

Tuomas, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:24 (nine years ago) Permalink

Also, Pyongyang by Guy Delisle, Exit Wounds by Rutu Modan.

fit and working again, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:25 (nine years ago) Permalink

Thank you for the recommendations, and yeah, I'll cross-post this over at ILC.

ya'll are the ones who don't know things (Z S), Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:27 (nine years ago) Permalink

Oh, and Alan's War by Emmanuel Guibert.

fit and working again, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

I guess Jason Lutes' Berlin is pretty recent, as the second book came out only last year. It's quite good, but it isn't finished yet.

Tuomas, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

Just got the second Hate anthology today, not exactly serious graphic novel stuff, but fun anyway.

Achtung Blobby (Neil S), Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

I second the recommendation on Exit Wounds, and it definitely is about war and peace (as well as family and romance).

Tuomas, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

Agreed on exit wounds. I haven't read those Sacco books but I read one or two earlier ones, he's definitely good.

Nhex, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've never read Joe Sacco, but he's probably your man.

dan selzer, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:37 (nine years ago) Permalink

Fun Home by Alison Bechdel is pretty recent too, and I guess the gay/lesbian content makes it kinda political, though it's mostly a family history. More relevant from a LGBT and social rights point of view is her long-running strip Dykes to Watch Out For, which I think is her true masterpiece. I'd recommend that to anyone, besides lesbian history and political commentary it also has plenty of humour and drama and soap opera, so it's quite fun to read. (Fun Home is good too, but it's kinda text-heavy and narratively complex, so it takes some effort to get inside it.)

Tuomas, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

Sacco's work is excellent. If war reportage is not your thing his But I Like It is a lighter book about touring with a rock band.

fit and working again, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

I've tried to read Sacco's "journal" comics, but the overtly long text panels always wear me down. They feel more like illustrated reportages than proper comics with good storytelling.

Tuomas, Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

nine years pass...

Any graphic novels that you'd recommend for an 11 year old and a 14 year old?

The latter has "V is for Vendetta". The former actually draws in a way that reminds me of Mr Scruff (amazed he hasn't written a book) or Kid Koala (probably too bleak ... also too rare/expensive).

Ta.

djh, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Trying to keep to limited runs/single edition trades.

Both younguns:
Noelle Stevenson - Nimona
If they're OK with having a girl protag (lord knows I wouldn't have been at that age), really funny, lovely art, nice story about friendship.

Jeff Smith - Bone
Great adventure story, tails off towards the end but the beginning is magical. And yes, there are single-volume editions available lol.

14YO:
BKV - Runaways
Bright and TUNS of FUNS, there are like 4 volumes (collected into 2 omnibuses)? BUT SO GOOD.

Frank Miller - Batman: Year One
Grim / gritty done right. Exceptionally tight writing.

Alan Moore - Top 10
Also bright and fun, though it does touch on L&O:SVU like subjects, but hell, if they're reading V...

Dan Slott + Ty Templeton - Spider-Man/Human Torch
Bright and funny. Slott's She Hulk is also good, but that spans several volumes.

More if I can remember.

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 22:43 (one week ago) Permalink

10yo
Grant Morrison - All Star Superman
I’m not a big reader of Supes but this is a beautiful and loving distillation of the character.

14yo
Grant Morrison - We3
My favorite Morrison, about cyborg animals, I don’t remember how violent is is though.

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 23:51 (one week ago) Permalink

it is super violent!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink

All-Star Superman is p much perfect though

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 5 December 2018 23:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes, plus you get the acronym which anyone that age will love.

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:03 (one week ago) Permalink

Kate Beaton for both

Grant Morisson's Doom Patrol for the 14-year-old

Sfar/Trondheim's "Dungeon Zenith" for both

20th Century Boys for the 14-year-old

Liana Finck's instagram for either

Scalped for the 14 year old (it's like a teenager's idea of an adult book - there are bewbs)

Paper Girls for either

Sic to thread for indies

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Also big yes on Top 10 (you might like it too, it's the best)

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:57 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, and depending on their interest in Marvel lore, the Kieron Gillen 2 x Journey Into Mystery books are very good

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:59 (one week ago) Permalink

Apologies for preemptively gendering the whippersnappers.

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Thursday, 6 December 2018 01:41 (one week ago) Permalink

anything kind of recent I should pay attention to? I just went and bought the first two HC collections of Y: The Last Man. I've likd Saga but maybe not as much as some other people. Obviously Monstress is completely amazing.

akm, Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Axe Cop for children of every age.

For a superlative chug, only the eggiest nog will do! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Jeff Smith - Bone
Great adventure story, tails off towards the end but the beginning is magical. And yes, there are single-volume editions available lol.

AFAIK these days it's single-volume for B&W, digest-sized multi-volumes for colour. it looks good in colour imo, and they're less likely to suffer fatigue* when it gets kinda boring later on
*both of attention and arms, from holding a huge heavy book

Dan Slott + Ty Templeton - Spider-Man/Human Torch
Bright and funny. Slott's She Hulk is also good, but that spans several volumes.

unfortunately the new version of Spidey/Torch has some other bullshit padding it out as well. also She-Hulk is kinda only for nerds, there's loads of continuity stuff that I had trouble dealing with. and the amount of "I'm a lawyer lady who fucks!" might be not suitable for the 11yo if the 14yo is laughing at it and the former gets curious

djh - this is like saying "can you recommend some songs for an 11yo and a 14yo" - what sort of TV or movies or prose books do they like already? (also though: have they read Asterix and Tintin already? get the 11yo loaded up on those from the library asap, especially if your library has older copies of Tintin without eyestrainingly ugly computer lettering)

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Trying to remember...there are volumes of Dungeon where the protagonists don't, for example, contract venereal disease from a dalliance with a prostitute, yes? Because I would highly recommend those non-racy volumes to kids if they exist.

For a superlative chug, only the eggiest nog will do! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 December 2018 02:50 (one week ago) Permalink

I didn't follow any of the continuity of She-Hulk, but point taken.

Would also add:

Hellboy - Wake the Devil
Occulty apocalyptic weirdness.

akm - I love Lazarus -- deals with the global breakdown of nation-states as polities, which are replaced with corporate families ruling their regions as fiefdoms, WITH SCIENCE.

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Also Monstress baffles me, I don't know what's going on (other than Maika being insufferably mean to Kippa).

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:08 (one week ago) Permalink

lumberjanes, especially if they are girls

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah my 11yo loves those

Οὖτις, Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:24 (one week ago) Permalink

Axe cop is also great

Οὖτις, Thursday, 6 December 2018 03:24 (one week ago) Permalink

The Dungeon Zeniths are the non-racy, continuity-lite, non-venereal disease containing ones IIRC. Although, er, try before you buy..

Of course it's the often the books with the flashes of Verboten Adult Things that are the most interesting. We had a copy of L'Incal in the French section of my junior school library. The first pages were well-perused.

(NB not recommending L'Incal - although I did enjoy Bllueberry as a kid.)

The Lucky Luke translations are pretty good too. The Spirou ones are awful, sadly.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 December 2018 07:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Thinking back to what I was reading at 14 and, hey, why not Sandman? You could do a lot worse, and it's even arguably educational (made me a whole helluva lot more interested in like Shakespeare and mythology than stupid school ever did). I might argue that it's practically tailor-made for fourteen-year-olds.

For a superlative chug, only the eggiest nog will do! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 6 December 2018 13:01 (one week ago) Permalink

All-Star Superman is p much perfect though

yes, otm, 100% - the best superman story ever told, and suitable for all ages

We're in 2009—it's time to take risks, (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 6 December 2018 13:12 (one week ago) Permalink

Dungeon Zenith is good but Dungeon Parade is even more non-racy and continuity-lite (as I understand it they're repurposed plots from an aborted Dungeon cartoon?)

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 6 December 2018 13:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I just picked up Jason Lutes' Berlin: City of Stones, Vol. 1, which compiles the first 8 issues and was published in 2000. Luckily, the second volume (issues 9-16, I assume) comes out tomorrow, and then I suppose there will likely be another 8 year wait for the third and final volume to come out.

― Z S, Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:34 AM (ten years ago)

this guy knew what was up

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:05 (one week ago) Permalink

would like to second the bone rec for either age but specifically i was obsessed with bone when i was 10

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 6 December 2018 21:07 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks all - I'll dip into those.

*this is like saying "can you recommend some songs for an 11yo and a 14yo"*

Yes, I get this completely. The younger one draws a cartoon about a lemon and a lime every day - in the first one the lemon is telling the lime "You're bitter". He likes Minecraft.

The older one seems to like tracksuits and rugby but I don't really know his cultural reference points - I've been told he likes graphic novels!

djh, Monday, 10 December 2018 13:15 (one week ago) Permalink

The younger one draws a cartoon about a lemon and a lime every day

this kid seems awesome

fans annoyed as emily atack screams over nick knowles' kumquat (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 10 December 2018 13:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes, definitely get that kid some Axe Cop.

(And it occurs to me now that Axe Cop has been evoked multiple times itt without anyone stating outright that its writer was six years old when it started and this is why Axe Cop is one of the most awesome comics ever.)

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 14:02 (one week ago) Permalink

(Sorry, I just double checked and Malachi Nicholle was actually only five when he started writing Axe Cop. My apologies.)

vocabulary is just a way to sound samrter than you actually are (Old Lunch), Monday, 10 December 2018 14:06 (one week ago) Permalink

n the first one the lemon is telling the lime "You're bitter".

Lime's response: "Good God, lemon."

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Monday, 10 December 2018 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

Yes, I get this completely. The younger one draws a cartoon about a lemon and a lime every day - in the first one the lemon is telling the lime "You're bitter". He likes Minecraft.

Seems like some The Far Side treasuries might be good for this fella

The older one seems to like tracksuits and rugby but I don't really know his cultural reference points - I've been told he likes graphic novels!

Find out which ones!

sans lep (sic), Monday, 10 December 2018 20:14 (one week ago) Permalink


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