Curses: Glenn Ganges Stories (Or Else)
"One of the brightest, most interesting new comix authors to appear in the last five years." -Time.com
Delving into mythology, belief, and spirituality,Kevin Huizenga's short stories are based on the lives of familiar characters confronting the textures of mortality in unique and sometimes peculiar ways. Huizenga fuses the most banal aspects of modern culture with its mos...more
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Kevin Huizenga's Curses is, for me, no exception to this rule.
While some of the stories are great and perfect examples of viable ways to use the comic medium...more
Yeah, it's that bad.
It's a shame, too, because this comic had potential. The first story examined the theme of personal demons who manifest themselves as hallucinations, following around two hapless characters. I have my own negative thoughts that hound me, so I found this a very creative way of illustrating this idea.
Then I turn the page....
and there's an entire comic devoted to the very subject that haunts me. Just what I need, right? (I'm really getting tired of being blindsided by this s...more
The Victorian ghost story is an adaptation of Sheridan Le Fanu's story "Green Tea" about a vicar haunted by a monkey who tells him to kill himself. The story is agonisingly played out with Le Fanu's words telling us about the vicar and his grief, his meet...more
I think that, were Glenn Ganges a real person (and I believe that he is, at least partially, Kevin Huizenga himself), that he and I would get along famously. Ganges seems to take an approach to the world very similar to my own, and we have things in common I never expected to find I had in common with, shall we say, an artist's rendition. Thus, I will freely admit to bias in my review of Curses, Huizenga's first book of Glenn Ganges stories. (A s...more
One of the reviews of this I read was hating on the theology story in this collection. That was really one of my favorite stories. I really liked that it provided both Glenn's (as the atheist) and the pastor's perspective, becau...more
I liked this more than another collection of stories based on the titular character, titled Ganges.
This book is an excellent example of why the comic/graphic novel format is finding its place among literature as a serious and powerful artform.
He began drawing comics in high school, xeroxing his first issue (with friends) at the neighborhood Jewel Osco in 1993. Since that time he's made approximately 30 more. In 2001 the Co...more