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Monday, January 31, 2011

Palookaville 20 & Acme 20 in the Globe and Mail

Brad Mackay does a nice job dissecting Seth's Palookaville 20, Chris Ware's Acme Novelty Library 20, and Julie Doucet's My New New York Diary in this review from the Saturday Globe and Mail.

Of Palookaville 20, he has this to say:
"Rendered in muted blues and blacks, it’s a stark tale of the dark side of capitalism. As farewells go, Palookaville #20 is as bittersweet and beautiful as they come."

And then he throws in a little comics explication:
"It shouldn’t surprise anyone that Chris Ware is good friends with Canadian cartoonist Seth. They are both masters of their craft who share a nostalgic, deeply introspective world view."

And then he calls Chris Ware "one of the world’s most innovative and thought-provoking cartoonists," and says that Acme 20 "refuses to disappoint."

Check out the review for more.

Plus! Chris Ware's original drawings for the front and back fold-out jackets of Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth are on display at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. The MCA is presenting an exhibit on Jim Nutt, a former instructor of Chris's at the Art Institute of Chicago, with an ancillary exhibit focusing on Jim Nutt's impact on other artists. The exhibit will be up until May 29th.


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