From Aardvarks to Bunnies and Back: Independent Graphic Novels
If you haven't read the first ten Cerebus books, Guys may be
a little confusing. Despite this, it still stands on its own as an
individual story and offers a rather accurate glimpse into the male
Thompson's sophomore effort clocks in at over 590 pages. This should
not be a deterrent, however, as not a single page is wasted in telling
this poignant, autobiographical account. Extremely well written and
masterfully rendered by the author and artist of the award winning
While not the most aesthetically pleasing to look at, Clumsy
is a true treat to read. This is a brutally honest account of first
love; you will have a hard time not finishing it in one sitting.
Kochalka's Sketchbook Diaries: Vol.3
Drawn with relaxed yet confident brushwork, Kochalka's Sketchbook
Diaries captures the gamut of human emotions on a daily basis.
House at Maakies Corner
Featuring a collection of two years worth of Maakies strips. Disturbing,
disgusting, demented, and devilishly hilarious!
Telstar: A Spacial Robotic Anthology
"One more robot learns to be something more than a machine." This
line from a Flaming Lips song could be used to sum up Project:
Telstar. Each story revolves around robots in some form or another.
See what happens when you work on your robot while intoxicated or
witness the apathy of floating aimlessly through space for eons. All
this and much, much more! Featuring the work of Jeffrey Brown (Clumsy:
A Novel), Scott Morse (Soulwind,
Barefoot Serpent), and many of today's finest "indy" artists.
Fair Weather offers the reader a glimpse into the childhood
memories of Joe Matt (Peep
Show!), one of the most deranged comic illustrators of the day.
It seems obsession is a recurring theme in Matt's life. As an adult,
Joe is obsessed with women. As a child, Matt's obsession is, innocently
enough, comic books and other bits of collectible junk. The young
Joe Matt is every bit as inconsiderate and socially inept as his adult
counterpart. Matt's artwork, as always, is crisp and solid, and the
writing is equally impressive.
(Cerebus: Book 6)
Melmoth is possibly the most depressing book in the Cerebus
series. The primary story is based on the last days of Oscar Wilde
and his slow death in a hotel room. Sim uses correspondence between
two of Wilde's closest confidantes to bring realism to this fictionalized
portrayal of Oscar's death. Cerebus seems to take the back seat as
he copes (rather poorly) with the loss of his true love, Jaka, who
Cerebus believes is dead. Death and loss are the themes of the day
in Melmoth, but the short length (compared to previous Cerebus books)
gives the reader a little room to breathe.
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