I read a couple of Kevin Huizenga‘s Or Else and Glenn Ganges series comics upon the recommendation of Curt. I’d already heard of “Curses,” though, from the New York Times’ top 100 books of 2006 list. “Curses” is all thoughtful Glenn Ganges stories, which seem autobiographical, as they’re mostly set in the Midwestern suburbs Huizenga’s from.
Published: 2006, 146 pp.
Obtained via: Copacetic
Date started: 1.3.07
Date finished: 1.8.07
What I liked: I wish I could draw like this guy… His depictions of stripmall scenes are mesmerizing, especially when he weaves an Italian folk tale into them.
What I didn’t like: He quotes or paraphrases a lot from old books, and some of the narration goes on for pages and pages.
What I learned: To look for the magic in my surroundings more.
Unresolved question: Is a “jeezoh” real?