As I mentioned, I have been posting over on Instagram about graphic novels and comics in my library. Here’s a list of what I’ve discussed this first month.
- The Minotaur’s Tale by Al Davison
- Kling Klang Klatch by Ian McDonald and David Lyttleton
- Orchid by T. Edward Bak, Gabrielle Bell, Ben Catmull, Kevin Huizenga, David Lasky, Lark Pien, Jessie Reklaw, and Dylan Williams
- Fires, L’Homme a la Fenetre, and Stigmates by Lorenzo Mattotti
- Chimera, Caboto, and The Crackle of the Frost by Lorenzo Mattotti
- Storyteller Without Words by Lynd Ward
Moving makes you realize how many books you have. I’ve been reading comics since about sixth grade. I haven’t kept absolutely everything I’ve ever bought, but I have a lot of it. And most of this stuff is not in print anymore. I keep thinking that I should donate it all to a library or start one of my own. Both of those would take time and resources I don’t have right now. Yet writing my own comics reading history made me realize that I could do this digitally and post about some of these books on-line. So that’s what I want to do in the new year.
I’m beginning with a graphic novel from 1992, The Minotaur’s Tale by Al Davison. You can read the Darkhorse description. It’s an impressive book that has a lot of intertexuality and uses different art styles to designate various emotional states. See more here or here.