16 May, 2008

Classic Graphic Novels

I'm on quite a comic/graphic novel kick at the moment, so yesterday I went on a spending spree and bought three classics.
  • Black Hole by Charles Burns - an epic about mutant teenagers (aren't all teenagers mutants?)
  • Jar of Fools by Jason Lutes - I was wowed by his beautiful artwork, in the ligne claire style.
  • Sin City: The Hard Goodbye by Frank Miller - I read it years ago, but I had to buy it when I found a copy both pristine and on sale (for just €8!) at Chapters. Sin City is an amazing achievement of graphic stylism; if only the stories had a little more heart. Still essential though.
By the way, Charles Burns made a very strange animated advert for Altoids, with music by David Lynch. I loved it, but it didn't make me want Altoids.