Friday, January 04, 2013

Pussey!


Ah comic books, graphic novels, whatever you want to call them  . . . like poetry, I can’t stop reading them.  Daniel  Clowes’ Pussey!  is a lot more lightweight than the darker aspects of his books Wilson and The Ray Gun.  This fictional biography of a minor illustrator and comic writer works as both a satire of ‘comic book culture’ and a homage.  Clowes’ drawings convey a kind of eerie loneliness; his maverick male anti-heroes with their singular purpose and bizarre artistic commitments, tread the earth alone.  

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