Two More From Mandy Ord : “Kyoto Pants Down”


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In fairly short order, I’ve become convinced beyond any shadow of a doubt that  Aussie Many Ord ranks right up there with the likes of Alison McCreesh and Eleanor Davis as one of the great “travelogue” cartoonists of our time, But whereas her previous globetrotting works concerned themselves with singular elements that tied the experiences together, with her 2019 self-published mini, Kyoto Pants Down, she take a different, and frankly more standard, approach, focusing on a set of general impressions of, and experiences set in, Kyoto, Japan. But hey — please don’t take “standard” to be at all synonymous with “dull.”

In point of fact, the narrative in this thick (52 pages!) little book book is as tight as Ord’s always-agreeable line is loose, and that balance between plotting/storytelling precision and fluid, organic art gives the comic a distinct vibe all its own, a flair and flavor that accentuates…

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One response to “Two More From Mandy Ord : “Kyoto Pants Down”

  1. Pingback: Lisa’s Week In Review: 6/8/20 — 6/14/20 | Through the Shattered Lens

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