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A perfect match of form and content, Storeyville was originally published in 1995 as a 40-page tabloid newspaper. Now rare, it was printed in black and white, along with a set of three muted tones ranging from sandy yellow to deep sepia, and it described the arc of a youthful adventure that took its protagonist, Will, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Montreal, Quebec at th ...more
Hardcover, 38 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Picturebox, Inc.
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Oct 09, 2015 David Schaafsma rated it really liked it
Originally published in 1995 as a 40-page tabloid newspaper, this is a subtle, understated classic, reprinted in its original size, with a powerful introduction by Chris Ware, whose work is nothing like this, but to his credit, Ware anticipates our initially not liking its sketchy rushed appearance, to show us how the form matches the content perfectly, and is ultimately a very moving story. Dan Nadel writes an afterward explaining how this subtle comics master, admired by comics artists more th ...more
I read this when it first came out, in 1995, as a newsprint standalone when Frank Santoro and his then girlfriend, Katie Glicksberg, who did the colors and handled production, were living in the vaguely defined Tenderloin of San Francisco. They had stacks and stacks of it still in their tiny apartment a year later, when I moved down from Sacramento to take a new job. It says something about the unpredictable path of culture that dozen years later the book had been forgotten then remembered, coll ...more
I admire and appreciate this more when I'm reading the extra materials and flipping through the pages than when I'm actually reading it, panel by panel. I get that it's groundbreaking and important, I just didn't connect.
I can totally see why this book is so influential in terms of art, design, layout and all kinds of other things. It's a beautiful book that is beautifully created. Plotwise, it's solid, but nothing mind-blowing. Definitely a recommended read for anyone seriously interested in comics.