True story. Apparently you can make a nice Jamaican Punch if you mix one with a Guinness. Sounds so wrong, it could be right.
Where’d you get your ideas? (reposted at a readable size?)
I’ve talked about NMSD before (in just about every interview I’ve done) It’s dear to my heart. It was my introduction to indie comics, and the first zine I contributed a comic to. I sent the original by post, imagine that.
Anyway this is excellent perfect-bound-collected-best-of-edition, and a brilliant way to dip your toe into the world of autobio comics. Also very cheap on etsy. Well worth a few quid, just check out the contributor list.
Joann Sfar is one of my very favourite cartoonists. His line is exquisite. Did you see the film he directed, Gainsbourg?I very mush enjoyed it. Well, this beast of a book is maybe four or five hundred pages of comics / storyboards telling that very story, with notes and paintings and sketches. It’s all in french, and I don’t read french, but it is very lovely. On a few of the pages the registration is a bit off, but maybe that’s just my copy. If you like Joann’s work, you should have a look. I think you’ll love it.
I know this book came out a while back, but for reasons unknown, I slept on it until now. You probably know Farel Dalrymple from his comic Pop Gun War, right? I’m not sure where I first saw his art, probably in an anthology meathaus or papercutter maybe? I don’t remember. But anyway, this book from AdHouse collects together a whole heap of Farel’s comics and drawings from here and there and presents them in one handsome package. It’s very great.
Farel’s drawing style is ace and his story telling is good and cryptic. Both visually and through the narrative there’s plenty for your eye and brain to take in. And that’s good, you can feed on the pages. This collection feels a bit like you’re flicking through a personal sketchbook, a brilliant sketchbook without a bad drawing or page ripped out. I think you’d like it. My brother has taken my copy, so you’ll have to seek out your own.