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Nov 29, 2010 Raina rated it 4 of 5 stars
This may be the first of the graphic novel travelogue genre. It's a collection of short stories and sketches by Peter Kuper. In some ways I wish there was a bit more of a narrative line to tie all the stories together, but I always find it fascinating to travel through the eyes of other people (especially people who describe the experience with more than words). Kuper's collage technique works really well when integrating travel ephemera, photographs and souvenirs with his artwork. Great stories...more
Sep 23, 2007 Josh rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: backpackers, comics fans
Fate is the only way to describe it. When I took off for Asia -- a one-way flight from New York to Hong Kong -- the only comic I brought with me was Comics Trips. I didn't know it at the time, but nothing could have been more fitting. It was a revelation, the most influential piece of travel writing I ve ever read. Documenting Kuper's adventures in Africa and Asia, Comics Trips is part comic, part sketchbook, part photo album -- and entirely engaging. Highlights of the book include an account of...more