It occurs to me that I never posted this and what a big error on my part! Recently Thien and I interviewed great cartoonists Andrice Arp and Jesse Reklaw for our New Years episode of the Comix Claptrap. Give a listen, it was fun!
Oh wow, is this LATE or what?!? There are so many Best of the Year comics lists that I've read on the internet, some I agree with, others not so much... so like any other blogger, I thought why not make a list of my own? It's what any real blogger would do! So, here are some of the books of 2008 that I've actually read that got me enthusiastic about comics-making again. It's not ordered and it's hardly an authoratative list, meaning that I'm a real expert on this stuff, ha. But again, I DO have to protect my blogger cred, so here goes:
"Haunted" - Philippe Dupuy - I was excited to see what Dupuy would do in a solo project and I was pretty blown away. I love the sketchbook style of his art, the movement of the lines, very animated and spontaneous.
"Jamilti and Other Stories" - Rutu Modan - this collection gave me a bigger glimpse of the depth of Rutu Modan's talent. I liked exploring the stylistic progression that she goes through from her …