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Ripple: A Predilection for Tina

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Ripple is a breakthrough graphic novel for Dave Cooper, creator of the wildly surreal and critically-acclaimed graphic novels Crumple and Suckle. Unlike those works, Ripple is a highly realistic story in terms of subject matter and drawing style. Martin is a floundering painter desperately attempting to pursue his fine art inclinations rather than toil in the world of comm ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published July 1st 2003 by Fantagraphics Books
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Kane Simmans
I don't know where to start with this. The most obvious thing, maybe, to a reader who browses through this in the store would be the frank (read: pornographic) depiction of an odd relationship. And, in the latter half of the work, it threatens to overwhelm the narrative. But that could very well be the point, so it doesn't feel right to discuss that aspect negatively.

The trickiest thing, for me, though isn't the sex. It is the suggestion that Tina is underage that really bothers me. Nothing is d
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alana (eHawk) rivera
intriguing, erotic and grotesque. gave me many thoughts on what is beauty, what is crude? great read.
Aaron the Pink Donut
raw,unflinching and honest. great stuff
Darrell
creepy
sad
and
human
Dave Riley
It don't get more fleshy than "Ripple" drawn by Dave Cooper. Maybe it isn't a 'nice' story. Maybe it is indeed a story of sexual obsession but I have to say I respect it for its honesty. So in a way I see a lot of merit in the way I read it -- as a "Weasel " comic -- despite what seems a perverse interest in flesh.

It's organic. Very strange. But Cooper draws you in enough that you have to respect the yearning being explored.

And the illustrations! Cooper is a master of the human form.

Most of the
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Michelle Lynne
Really interesting. I didn't think I'd find myself reading this one, but once I got into it, I couldn't stop reading. It had a lot of great themes regarding sexual deviance and the dangers of passion and getting addicted to people for their physicality rather than who they are as a person.
George Marshall
What an unusual book..beautifully drawn and totally engaging, exploring themes of obsession and sexual fantasy that are both sordid and truly funny. Mike is a low functioning neurotic artist (there are lots of these types in graphic novels- I guess reflecting the kind of people who gravitate to this art form) but what brings it to life is the Tina's complex personality- insecure, aggressive, and abusive in turns - both child and temptress. This is a book where art and story work perfectly togeth ...more
Christian Enfraze
Subversif, dérangeant car troublant d'une certaine manière. Non seulement la luxure peut s'accommoder de la laideur mais encore celle-ci galvanise celle-là et l'élève en des sommets rarement atteints en BD.
Alisa
Mar 02, 2008 Alisa rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Alisa by: Phoebe Gloeckner
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