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It's a Good Life, If You Don't Weaken by Seth
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Jun 11, 11

bookshelves: graphic-novels-comics
Read on June 11, 2011

Read this beautifully drawn melancholia as it was originally published in single issues of the cartoonist's Palookaville comic book from Drawn & Quarterly back in the 90's. I think it worked better for me on a 3 times a year, issue-by-issue basis, as the protagonist's remarkable self-absorption becomes a little much midway through a full-length graphic novel. But the author's poetic, grey-skies drawings perfectly capture the mysterious power of past eras, forgotten things, and bittersweet memory - likely the overall mood he was trying to capture for his readers - making it all a worthwhile experience.

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