The Protagonist Podcast #060: "That wraps up this controversial episode." Valentine's Day Special 2016 It's our second annual special Valentine's Day episode! Joe and Todd sent each other lists of fictional characters and each tried to find the perfect match. What obscure Argentine comic strip character makes an appearance? What perfect match for Wreck-It Ralph goes unappreciated by the judges? Listen to find out.
Ok, so I have a thing for Chris Ware... This over-sized, gold leafed book is a treasure to behold. Holding a collection of different strips focusing on different recurring characters, this compilation is great, but not his best.
In this forty-first annual edition of an acclaimed series, more than four hundred clever and provocative editorial cartoons spotlight and satirize the major events of 2012. With viewpoints from liberal to conservative, no subject is off limits. The wit of the nation’s best cartoonists targets everything from politics, government, and the economy to pop culture and sports.
The Best American Comics 2007 by various; edited by Chris Ware. A bit tedious; maybe I am even surprised by how much this collection wore me out. A few years ago I probably would have loved most of these comics. But art/storytelling styles that once looked daring and edgy are not aging well the further we get from the 20th century. Finished August 27.
Happy as a clam : the twenty-first Sherman's Lagoon collection / Jim Toomey. I don't read newspapers as regularly as I used to, but when I do, Sherman's Lagoon is the only strip still worth my time. This annual collection is one of the books I most look forward to each autumn.