Weekly Reading Round-Up : 04/01/2018 – 04/07/2018


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

This past week’s reading ranged in quality from the sublime to the dire, so let’s take it all in order, from best to worst:

Yellow Negroes And Other Imaginary Creatures presents a triptych of thematically inter-related stories by Parisian (by way of West Africa) cartoonist Yvan Alagbe focused on issues of race, class, the socio-economic divisions rising from/attendant with each, and the risks inherent in attempting to bridge said divides. Deeply rooted in the immigrant experience and illustrated in a breathtaking mix of styles from the intricately hyper-detailed to the amorphous and abstract, Alagbe is a master of utilizing space and shapes to confound expectation and personalize the political — truth be told, I can’t for the life of me recall ever seeing an artist imbue their drawings with so much charged, even combustible, visual information in such an expressive manner, each line a statement in and of itself yet…

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One response to “Weekly Reading Round-Up : 04/01/2018 – 04/07/2018

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review — 4/2/18 — 4/8/18 | Through the Shattered Lens

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