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At risk of alienating you from your grandma, do you hate newspaper comic strips? The ones that never die? So did Chas Brown. Then his father died and he inherited a newspaper comic strip. The really cute kind. The kind Grandma likes. Welcome to the hell that is the syndicated gag-a-day. But Chas Brown, an indie comic book artist with dreams and a reputation of his own, has ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published May 1st 2010 by DragonFish Comics
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Graphic novels are new to me. I have never read one until now. To be honest, I kind of doubt I will read one again. It has less to do with the actual book as I just don't think I enjoy the genre. The premise was a good one. Anyone who has picked up a Sunday newspaper looking for a good laugh in the comics section rarely finds it. Andrew McGinn makes a good point of saying they are not funny and that they are a throwback to the 50's. This is the story of a young man who recognizes this, but has b ...more
Better than I thought it would be. The artwork isn't striking but the story was solid and entertaining, even though the ending was a quick right turn. The story is about a young man that wants to be a commentator through his work on the absurdities of society but finds that in the end it's better to play it safe and not shake anything up. So...ya, there is that.
Andrew McGinn grew up in Iowa in a town without a McDonald's, then he somehow decided that moving to Ohio, with its booming economy, would be a good idea. But the town he chose at least has four McDonald's (and even two Burger Kings). An award-winning entertainment reporter and columnist for the Springfield News-Sun, he's also written for USA Today.More about Andrew McGinn...