Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A Brief Update

Hey, world, I haven't been able to do many comicy things lately, but I recently read "Sweet Tooth: Animal Armies" and I am currently reading "Maus"for the first time.

Sweet Tooth is a phenomenal series, and I can't wait to finish it up. This comes with little surprise, as Jeff Lemire has become one of my favorite writers due to his current Animal Man run. It's dark, interesting, and different from other post-apocalyptic works. Pick it up if you're a fan of the genre, or need a good entry spot.

I found it strange that despite my love of comics that I had not read the most recognizable comic to non-comicy folk. "Maus" is one of the most fascinating holocaust stories I have ever read. It could easily be an all text book, but Spiegelman created a great visual to tell his father's story. I don't need to say much about "Maus", it did win a Pulitzer, but everyone should read this book if they consider themselves a comics fan.


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