Discussion in 'Whatever' started by cornbluth, Oct 27, 2008.
Just got my D&Q delivery
The new Blacksad dropped in English from Dark Horse. Its originally written in Spanish but because their main publisher is Dargaud, the primary language is French. It is now published in 39 different countries!
This is a slim volume at 60 pages, but DH have done their usual quality job on the hardback. Its a beautiful book.
I m trying reading French books in there English translation. They are easier to find, cheaper and it gives my wife a chance to read my favorite books too. I have been surprised at how much pleasure I have been getting from reading French graphic novel again (kinda makes me wonder why I am still here, in the land of Mickey, Batman and Iron Man, but that is beyond the point.)
Here is what I read lately:
Mooncop by Tom Gould.
I love what this guy is doing.
Ripple by Dave Cooper.
Read it way back when it first got released. Picked up the newer, big format edition to have it in the US.
This made much more of an impact on me today than it did back then. I think me being older has something to do with it, the larger format must have played a role too. Strongly recommended if you somehow missed it all this time.
A man's skin by Hubert and Zanzim
Story that begins looking like something we've seen many times and becomes more and more interesting.
Sand Castle by Frederik Peters and P.O. Levy
I love Frederik Peters works (Blue Pills, Aama and Lupus) and had not read this yet. It's better than Old.
Black Paths by David B.
I think Epileptic is one of the most interesting work ever made in the comic format. It felt good entering back in this author world, filled with war and dreams.
Desert Island's upcoming ish of Smoke Signals will consist entirely of 41 pages of new work by Tanaami:
I read 'Below Ambition' by Simon Hanselmann a few weeks ago. As he mentions in the notes, he's really testing his readers with this one. Its so fucking bleak, and I still really liked it. It comes with a free 7" flexi-disk btw, that I have no way of playing ...
Maybe need to add some cardboard for stability.
This is your friendly reminder that today is Early Black Monday on Fantagraphics website.
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