Art Schooled by Jamie Coe (Nobrow) $22.95 - Daniel Stope is a small-town guy who dreams of becoming an artist. His enrollment at art school and consequent move to the city opens up a world of exciting possibiles. Unsurprisingly, Daniel struggles with his newfound independence – the …
Published by Fantagraphics Books
New graphic novel from Mr. Hornschemeier fills out its deceptively simple narrative (plot summary: father and son go to the store to buy some chips) with a dazzling display of formal and aesthetic experiments, twists, and surprises. The book manages to comment on itself, the comics medium, the creative process, our sense of time and our own personal narratives and histories, all without seeming oblique. Quite an impressive accomplishment, probably the best work yet from a burgeoning comics talent.