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The Best American Comics 2017 By Ben Katchor Bill Kartalopoulos,

  • Title: The Best American Comics 2017
  • Author: Ben Katchor Bill Kartalopoulos
  • ISBN: 9780544750364
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Every last page is worth a look Bustle Ben Katchor, the most poetic, deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip New York Times Book Review , selects the best graphic pieces of the year The Best American Comics 2017 showcases the work of both established and up and coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction from graphic novels, pamphlet com Every last page is worth a look Bustle Ben Katchor, the most poetic, deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip New York Times Book Review , selects the best graphic pieces of the year The Best American Comics 2017 showcases the work of both established and up and coming contributors and highlights both fiction and nonfiction from graphic novels, pamphlet comics, newspapers, magazines, minicomics, and the Web to make sure the Best American Comics brand is poised to enjoy a killer second decade Bookgasm.
    The Best American Comics Every last page is worth a look Bustle Ben Katchor the most poetic deeply layered artist ever to draw a comic strip New York Times Book Review selects the best graphic pieces of the year The Best

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    1. This year s iteration of The Best of American Comics is notable in several important ways first, it is co edited with continuing series editor Bill Kartalopoulos by MacArthur genius award winning comics guy, Ben Katchor Julius Knipl, Real Estate Photographer, The Jew of New York, The Cardboard Valise , a completely unique outsider voice in comics, not for everyone 2 it has a cover with the year title 1984 featured prominently on it, signaling the political era we are now living in 3 it is not al [...]

    2. I think this is the first volume of this series that hasn t had a story by Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware, Adrian Tomine, Jaime Hernandez, or Robert Crumb in it Is that even allowed In general, I recognize very few of this year s artists, not that that s a bad thing Under Ben Katchor s guest editorship, this volume seems to skew even heavily in the direction of art comics than normal Take the endpapers, for instance, done by Oscar Azmitia photos of US coins painted so as to turn the familiar preside [...]

    3. Guest editor Ben Katchor has terrible taste This is the worst volume I have read in this series.There are maybe three dozen pages in this 400 page brick that are worth reading Kudos and exemption from the one star rating go to Joe Sacco, Bjorn Miner, Eli Valley, Sam Alden and Bill Griffith Everything else suffered from illegible lettering, horrible art, gibberish writing and or pure crappiness.I think this volume makes a good case for having a committee choosing the entries so there is of a che [...]

    4. Wow Really disappointing collection this year I skimmed many of the entries some were illegible tiny print, blurry colors that may have been registration errors or just maybe that was the artist s choice, I guess , and some were just violence, farting, and dick jokes that didn t interest me at all This is probably what happens when almost all 30 34 of the selected artists are men and the editor is someone like Ben Katchor, who seems to have an extremely specific aesthetic that I just don t share [...]

    5. I am writing a different review here than I did initially because I didn t get it quite right in my initial assessment I had high expectations for this I have read many of these compilations, and look forward to their publication I usually read them in a day or two, and come away from them with a whole laundry list of artists to check out.This one did not do that for me And it wasn t that the comics were too weird or surreal, because they weren t and anyway, I like surreal Michael Deforge is one [...]

    6. This volume was very hit or miss for me When I finished it, I read through the Notable Comics list at the back of the book and I was surprised by those works that didn t make the main collection of entries I own and have read the comics on notable list by Chester Brown, Nick Drnaso, Jordan Crane, Al Columbia, Daniel Clowes, Sammy Harkham, Tom Hart, Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez, Kevin Huizenga, Dash Shaw and Jillian Tamaki All of these deserved to be included in the volume I did enjoy Tim Lane, Ga [...]

    7. One of the worst installments of the usually pretty solid Best American Comics series We all make mistakes, and the big mistake here is entrusting Ben Katchor as editor I don t THINK I m some crank that thinks underground comix need to be straightforward and narrative, but this volume is sorely missing cohesion A vast majority of the comics were produced by middle aged men Hey Just like Katchor and the majority of the comics by younger artists are the sort of groan inducing, navel gazing, fucked [...]

    8. This is the first year I ve read this collection and not wanted to put myself on hold for at least one artist s work Is this really the best we could do in 2017 It seems like most of these entries are included because of their original and creative art, which often translates to unreadable stories with a heavy influence of genitalia Did I just forget how to appreciate comics

    9. I hated this volume and don t understand how ANY of these could possibly be the best comics had to offer in the last year I had to force myself to read through the whole thing and would not recommend that anyone read this, ever.

    10. Have been reading Best American Comics for years, and was very disappointed with this issue Was the theme that 2017 is the new 1984 Or was the theme to expose undiscovered artists I don t think guest editor Ben Katchor had a unified vision for this s issue Also, shouldn t the undiscovered artists be at minimum legible A couple of the artists were basically indecipherable Inclusion for the sake of inclusion alone is unwise and disrespectful to other artists who have the skill, vision, message AND [...]

    11. 36 pieces here including the introductions Some I liked a lot, some not so much Suffice to say that I don t entirely share the editors taste.Ideally, comics aren t simply art and words put together but an alloy that s stronger than either I feel that too many of the pieces here were chosen for their artistry than for the interplay of art and story It s so completely subjective, though, that I hesitate to say if these are good or bad comics.Highlights for me Ben Katchor, Gary Panter, Sam Alden, [...]

    12. The usual mixed bag of comics, with a very indie INDIE heavy focus this year Many of the selections linger long after they ve been read particularly Kim Deitch s Shrine of the Monkey God and Ben Duncan s eerie Get in Where U Fit in and Molt I interviewed the editor of this edition, Ben Katchor my all time favorite comic artists , for a profile published by Pacific Standard psmag social justice ben People never seem to enjoy these Best of collections, but that s par for the course People don t re [...]

    13. I only liked 1 or 2 comics in the entire collection Most of them were just too small and illegible to even try reading.

    14. I ve never been a huge fan of Ben Katchor s work His comics are undoubtedly clever and beautiful to look at but I ve always preferred his stuff in small doses With that in mind, I was a little wary when I picked up this year s edition of Best American Comics with Katchor as the guest editor, but he did a very solid job His taste runs a little further into the experimental and outsider art sides of comics than I would normally read but, overall, there s a lot of variety and some real gems in this [...]

    15. I have a lot of mixed feelings about this anthology I wish they d have worked harder on making the comics with unique layouts readable Also, why are there only like 5 women in here One star for the editor.Four stars for most of the artists.

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