“An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories,” edited by Ivan Brunetti

Recommended by Bill at Copacetic Comics, this anthology put out by Yale is a sampler platter of modern comics and graphic fiction. There were a couple of favorites of mine in here, as well as a few authors I’m going to watch for.

THE LOWDOWN
Published: 2006, 400 pp.
Obtained via: Copacetic
Date started: Early March ’07
Date finished: March ’07
What I liked: The different pieces, from just a page or two to a dozen or more, flowed really well.
What I didn’t like: I thought I’d like the guys behind Love & Rockets more than I did — Catholic mysticism just creeps me out, I guess.
What I learned: A few books to check out.
Unresolved question: How did I not read any Crumb or Spiegelman before this?

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