Spend Your Day In “Desolation Bay”

Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

I’ve got something of a love/hate relationship with Robert Sergel — most of Eschew missed the mark in my estimation, ditto for September 12th — but when he hits, goddamn does he hit. Bald Knobber is the kind of comic Charles Forsman has always been desperately trying to make, and Joe Bonaparte is quietly, darkly sublime stuff. His latest Kilgore mini, Desolation Bay, looked intriguing to me simply because it seems a step well outside his wheelhouse, being set in 1831 Patagonia, and because the green-yellow color palette marks an abrupt and exciting change from his usual (very) black-and-white artwork. I always appreciate steps into the unknown, even if/when they come up short, just because a comfortable cartoonist is a dull cartoonist, and I give Sergel props — even when his stuff doesn’t “click” with me, it’s never dull.

This ambitious little number is no exception, focused as it…

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  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week in Review: 7/29/19 — 8/04/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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