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The Best American Comics 2007 by Chris Ware
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Oct 07, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: graphic-art, fiction, non-fiction

I guess I need another format "shelf", as I think I said with the 2008 Best American Comics. I didn't enjoy this edition as much as I enjoyed the one edited by Lynda Barry; this anthology in general probably reveals the most about the editor's personal aesthetic than any of the other "Best American ..." collections, though each one of those shifts with the tastes of the current editor as well.

My only quibble with the Best American Comic series is that so many of the comics are taken from much longer works; it's almost as if the series started a "Best American Novel Excerpts" or "Best American Full-Length Memoir" collection and then only published a chapter. It's odd and jarring. Again, these comic/graphic collections probably serve best as a way to discover new artists and not exactly as a stand-alone representative of the best American comics/graphics of the past year.
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