Anyone going for this one, coolest thing I've seen in a whilehttps://www.fantagraphics.com/collections/thomas-woodruff/products/francis-rothbart-the-tale-of-a-fastidious-feral
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 23 February 2023 21:29 (one month ago) link
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 23 February 2023 21:35 (one month ago) link
I don't know. A Gary Panter endorsement is nothing to sneeze at, but $75 is a lot of money, and it looks kind of ponderous.
Review here is largely negative: Comics Daze (scroll down).
― gjoon1, Sunday, 26 February 2023 13:21 (one month ago) link
I'm fine with that, Woodruff understood in the interview that a lot of people would really not get on with it, for multiple reasons.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 26 February 2023 18:09 (one month ago) link
Vehlmann & Kerascoet - Beautiful Darkness
Quite an extreme mixture of naiveté, cuteness and thoughtless cruelty. There's a scene in here that is a contender for the most upsetting thing I've ever seen in a comic. The watercolors are lovely and it's a stirring story but I didn't find this as satisfying as Beauty was. Still very worthwhile. Loved the maggot eating girl.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 4 March 2023 21:13 (three weeks ago) link
Yep, I remember that one. Horrifying.
Horrifying in a different way - One-Star Squadron by Russell/Lieber. An odd, slightly soul-crushing superhero Office Space.
― Nhex, Monday, 20 March 2023 01:20 (one week ago) link
Just read Little Bird by Darcy Van Poelgeest and Ian Bertram. It came out in 2019 but I couldn't find any references to it in the rolling comic threads. The art is gorgeous, kinda reminds me of Moebius. The story is a little thin but it's so nice to look at that I can't fault it. There are a couple of instances where I can't tell exactly what's happening; energy blasty vacuum things, but it doesn't bother me much. There's a prequel scheduled to come out at some point this year.
I have a pile of serious comics to read but I've been stressed lately so I'm working through my kid's Raina Telgemeier books instead. Never thought I'd be reading Babysitter Club graphic novels.
― Cow_Art, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 14:21 (one week ago) link
This is spoilers/speculation about Beautiful Darkness but I saw a lot of reviews simply baffled about what was happening in it. I thought it seemed quite clear that the guy in the shack killed the little girl but beyond that: the varying style of the characters led me to believe that all those little people are toys, and the painful memories hinted at by the main character suggests to me that she or maybe even all the toys inherited the consciousness of the dead girl
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 22 March 2023 20:38 (one week ago) link
Grant's Substack blog finally gets to ILC foundation stone Seaguy:
― Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 27 March 2023 21:24 (two days ago) link
Man those kids in the Drifting Classroom can't catch a break.
― Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 10:09 (yesterday) link
Loving these EC reprints from Dark Horse.
Also on a She-Hulk bender because she’s my comic book crush. Read the original series which occasionally had it’s moments. Halfway through Byrne’s Fantastic Four run and she just joined. I’m grateful that after 30 issues or so Byrne realized he didn’t have to cram The Catchphrases into every issue. IT’S CLOBBERIN TIME FLAME ON IT’S CLOBBERIN TIME FLAME ON
I guess that’s the drawback of binging these things. Probably not ad aggravating if it’s month to month.
― Cow_Art, Tuesday, 28 March 2023 11:47 (yesterday) link