This week’s readings

Fayetteville’s public library has a pretty decent comic book collection,  besides the place is beautiful, I go once a week to read and draw. This week’s picks are:

Love and Rockets vol. 23 – Luba: Three Daughters

Gilbert Hernández

Phantagraphics Books

I’m an avid reader of the Hernandez Brother’s comic books since I found the Love & Rockets collection “Locas” some years ago.  I love the way they create and nurture their characters (my favorite ones, are of course Maggie and Hopey) in a universe with lots of surreal elements. It is like a really good soap opera, lots of weird things can happen, but human relationships are the most important element, depicted in an honest and imaginative way.  “Luba – Three Daughters”  is about three sisters with their own particular idiosyncrasies who meet when they are adults. They certainly care for each other but family dynamics are never that simple.

I’m reading also:

Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid in the World

Chris Ware

Pantheon Books

I haven’t finished this one yet, but I already appreciate its graphic quality, intelligence and dark humor. I’m definitely adding Chris Ware to my list of  “must read” authors.

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