Monday, September 04, 2006

graphic novels

i've been into graphic novels a bit lately. it seems like there's some cool potential for the medium of sequential art. maybe i just like them because they're short and have pictures.

i've liked: "jar of fools" by Jason Lutes, maus and maus II by Art Spiegleman, Persepolis, Persepolis II (this one especially good) by Marjane Satrapi, also the Harvey Pekar stuff is great.

I love how he alternates between artists. It changes things up a bit and it feels like you get to see different sides of Harvey from the illustrators perspective. Definitely compliments the perfectly mundane episodes of his life.

Currently reading "No. 5" by Taiyo Matsumoto. It's got really cool illustration - different from other Japanese stuff.


Blogger Rachel said...

i'm in, jordy. i probably won't be reading any graphic novels any time soon, or eating mexican in slc, but i think i can make some other recommendations . . . thanks for the invite!

9/04/2006 09:02:00 AM  

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