Thursday, September 16, 2021

Brendan McGinley:

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Will Eisner: Edge of Genius + Vowels

Will Eisner: Edge of Genius

Genre: Nonfiction

With a brief biography and an even briefer interview, this book gets down to the business of reprinting the public domain work of legendary comic writer/artist/everything Will Eisner.

From art deco high school illustrations and scarcely recognizable art for daily newspaper sports strips, to the more characteristic tales of pirates, cowboys and spies, it’s a good introduction to the man’s early work, warts and all. 

Vowels

Genre: Underground

From the dawn of time to fall of civilization, there’s a lot of heartbreak in the world of Skye Ogden. Doom seems to await all its anthropomorphic (though not human) residents. Ogden makes it all look beautiful, with pleasing shapes and textures, bound in a glossy black and white cover. Five wordless tales of pure, sequential storytelling, bleeding honest emotion and daring the reader to take a taste. Vowels gets better with every reading.

Brendan McGinley is a long-time writer for ComicBase. His comic favorites include anything featuring Grim Jack, Punisher, Guy Gardner, Green Lantern, or written buy Evan Dorkin, Grant Morrison, Alan Moore, Deadpool… and the list goes on. But he insists he is of discriminating tastes.

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