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"Before you know it as the years go by, you're just like other people you have seen, with all those peculiar human ailments. Just another vehicle for temper and vanity and rashness and all the rest. Who wants it? Who needs it? These things occupy the place where a man's soul should be." -- Henderson the Rain King

Saturday, October 25, 2008

An Anthology of Graphic Fiction...

Book #43 on my list this year was An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories.


Compiled by Ivan Brunetti and published by Yale Press, this anthology provides a great crash course in modern comics ranging from popular graphic novels such as Maus to more subversive underground strips. Of the comic anthologies I've read only McSweeney's #13 comes close to this one in terms of successly spanning the genre. Now I'm looking forward to checking out Volume 2 which just came out earlier this year.

Powell's review

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