Wednesday, February 13, 2008

The Comic Geek

As previously reported (Oh, sweet Saturday!) I picked up "Wimbledon Green" at Star Clipper during their Valentine's Sale. This was quite the enjoyable read, not as dark or lonely as Seth's other work "It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken." The story centers around a comic book collector, no, the world's greatest comic book collector. Mystery and intrigue surround this gent and he is both liked and disliked. The comic shows a different side of comic book society, one that is older, more affluent, and clean as opposed to the general portrayal that is younger, basement-dwelling, pimply-faced, greasy, etc. Seth's art is akin to Peter Arno or James Thurber and his story telling is nostalgic, tongue-in-cheek, and clever. It's layered and very textured, simple yet powerful. If you get the chance, check it out or you could borrow my copy if you're in the neighborhood.

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