Daniel Clowes, “Ice Haven”

A miserable little boy goes missing in the small town of Ice Haven. Daniel Clowes, who wrote “Ghost World,” is another artist (like Seth and Chris Ware) who make their drawings ambiguous enough that the story could be taking place any time from the 1950s to the 1970s. THE LOWDOWN Published: 2005, 88pp Obtained via: […]

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Seth, “Wimbledon Green”

Seth is the comic artist currently running in the NYT Mag’s Funny Page section. Like Chris Ware, his plots are thorough and historic. You get a real sense of place from his drawings. “Wimbledon Green” is more of a traditional, straightforward style of drawing than the “George Sprott” series. “Wimbledon Green,” the story of a […]

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Kevin Huizenga, “Curses”

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 […]

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