Monday, September 05, 2016


I am not a fan of most comics, especially those of the superhero variety, and especially those from the big publishing houses (DC, Marvel, Image). But I love the titles and/or strips that favor the weird, the independent, the lone creator, and are obvious passion projects. Anything by Charles Burn. The dream imagery of Jim Woodring. The individual panels of Matt Kish. Hark, a Vagrant by Kate Beaton. The large-headed tiny caricatures of Ivan Brunetti. The miniature scenes of Sergio Aragones. The illustrations for Archy & Mehitabel by George Herriman (Krazy Kat). And now, even though I am rather late to the party, COPRA by Michel Fiffe.

This is issue 27 and both the storyline and art are wonderful. Fiffe's work is a love letter to comics and illustration that is a great serial artwork in its own right.

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