Tuesday, November 24, 2009
A recommendation from John,who suggested Groo following my plea for a graphic novel of substance which was not all angst and gloom.
Yes, there's ultra-violence and not-so-subtle politcal and media criticism in Groo, but it's all balanced by chuckles and Sergio Aragones--who did marginal doodles for Mad Magazine back in the day--knows how to ink a pleasurable comic. The central character is a Conan-type wanderer who lives by his sharp swords and dull wits. I needed a book like this to help me finish off a couple weighty tomes, which I'll get to later this week.
Ellen Cherry also suggested a graphic novel fit for what ails me: I'll have to track down Lost Girls soon....