One of the perks of living in Montreal is that I got to delve into comics by local publisher Drawn and Quarterly.
I loved this one. The narration is poetic and personal, and the neat 5x4 grids are visually pleasing.
It contains 3 different sections, each easy to read without prior knowledge (I have none).
- The first is a story that’s part the author’s memoir.
- Then, a series of drawings from an exhibition of Seth’s work.
- The third story is the final instalment in the Clyde Fans comic. It got an Eisner award and was the the first graphic novel nominated for the Canadian Giller Prize.
I realise that I’m really into this art style too. I like the mix of simplicity and realism, and the fat, well-defined lines.
After reading this, you might want to cut all ties and move to rural Ontario. You’ve been warned.