Weekly Reading Round-Up : 08/04/2019 – 08/10/2019, Julia Gfrorer


Ryan C.'s Four Color Apocalypse

Densely atmospheric, detailed yet scratchy, erotically charged, Gothic in the truest sense of the word, and falling along a stylistic continuum somewhere between Edgar Allen Poe and Dame Darcy, cartoonist Julia Gfrorer (perhaps best known for her Fantagraphics-published Laid Waste and Black Is The Color) is a true autuer, someone whose vision, and well as its means of expression, are entirely and uniquely her own — even, perhaps paradoxically, when she’s not working alone, as is the case with her occasional collaborations with writer Sean T. Collins. For purposes of this week’s Round-Up, though, we’ll be concentrating on some examples of her solo work, specifically four extraordinary minis she self-published under her Thuban Press imprint —

I can sum up To Dark To See best, I think, with the words “haunting as fuck” because, whaddya know, it’s about fucking and haunting. And mistrust. And psychologically abusive relationships. And…

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One response to “Weekly Reading Round-Up : 08/04/2019 – 08/10/2019, Julia Gfrorer

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 8/5/19 — 8/11/19 | Through the Shattered Lens

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