I found ‘Trickster: Native American Tales A Graphic Collection’ randomly in the back room today, along with ‘Defiance: Resistance Book 2.’ I remember reading the first Defiance, but we didn’t have that in the store so i’m just going to see if i can still follow along.
Trickster i just got done and it’s a really great graphic novel. It’s twenty Native American tales written by Native writers and drawn by a lot of accomplished artists.
Sunday afternoon consists of tea, and reading Anya’s Ghost.
One of my favorite graphic novels of 2011, The Death Ray is brilliant.
Going back through my Batman graphic novels tonight.
I’m starting Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” graphic novel series. Another i’ve put on the back burner for so long. I know how great these are, it’s just in between all the new stuff I have to read and the old stuff I have to catch up on, sigh. #graphicnovelwoes. I’m glad I can sit down and actually read/gawk/admire at all the illustrations and the story.
Today has been a Jacques Tardi day. If you ever want a great story with some really great art work, pick up a Tardi book. Go with “West Coast Blues” or “It Was the War of the Trenches,” if you’re a first time reader. “The Arctic Marauder” has phenomenal art work, even more so if you’re into steampunk, but it really has a terrible story. Okay, not terrible but not great. I would hate for a first time Jacques Tardi reader to start off with the arctic. It’s one of those graphic novels comic historians get or people who really just dig comics for the illustrations. I am however very happy they reissued it from the 1972 version. It’s one of those books that i keep in my collection just to have. But the first two that I stated to start off with are excellent books that you should read.