Saturday, July 16, 2016

And then

Some books I've read 25

I've tried out some mainstream comics...

Planetary: book 1 by Warren Ellis and John Cassaday.
Some clever dialogue, but the characters still remain distant. Nice drawings, but ugly, plastic-y colours and, even worse, blurs added in photoshop to add movement. Just... stop, okay?

Jupiter's Legacy: book 1 by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely
I liked that Flex Mentallo story by Morrison and Quitely, I still have all the issues. Quitely is a great artist, but it seems like his drawings now are scanned from pencil lines, not fully inked, and personally, I find that less appealing.

The Fade Out: Act 1 by Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips
My favourite of these books. An interesting story, well drawn. I like the colouring! I assume it's done on a computer, but it has a nice, handmade feel to it. Will be getting the next two parts.

Dark Corridor by Rich Tommaso
Tommaso goes pulp and a bit Tarantino. I'm a big fan of his cartooning. There can sometimes be a bit lack of focus in his stories, but it seems like in this book he maybe had to wrap things up prematurely.

Have gotten some more Saul Steinberg books...
Steinberg at the New Yorker by Joel Smith
Saul Steinberg  - Illuminations by Joel Smith
Saul Steinberg by Harold Rosenberg
The Inspector by Steinberg

All worth having. And I ordered The Labyrinth a month ago, and it still hasn't arrived, dammit.