I was taking a Narrative Illustration class this summer, and thought I'd dive as deep as I can into reading the authors the prof mentioned.
Some of us are familiar with this author, at least:Good-bye, Chunky Rice
- Craig Thompson
It's short and cute. Read it in one sitting. Not too much say about it. It's no Blankets
, of course.Summer Blonde
- Adrian Tomine
A collection of short stories, can't remember how many, exactly. More mature subject matter than the previous. The prof seems to think alot of Tomine, but I thought this was just alright.
I re-read the Akira
series. The art is really quite wonderful and the story's very different from the movie. The translation's a bit sketchy and borders on the side of cheese every now and then, but I recommend it.Tales From the Farm
- Jeff Lemire
Nice simple style. Quick read. First in an auto-biographical trilogy, if I'm not mistaken.Black Hole
- Charles Burns
This book was a monster and a joy to read. Beautiful thick, dark art. Creepy. Lots of sex. Lots of finely sculpted nudity. Takes place in 70s, in High School, and involved promiscuous teens contracting a strange STD that causes various deformations.