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Jul 10, 2007 Matt Mazenauer rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Farside, Bizarro fans
Recommended to Matt by: Bookman's
This is an utterly odd cartoon style - simply and almost crudely drawn... and about 40% of the time there is no joke. Or a barely discernable one. But the unique voice in its simple non-jokes really is striking. I'm completely addicted.
Roz Chast isn't for everyone, and I find it hard sharing any particular cartoon as a highlight. But the understated nature of her humor works really well if you read a large chunk at once, letting the suburban malaise and ennui wash over you. It reminds me of some of the more subtle Kids In The Hall sketches, really.
Rosalind "Roz" Chast is an American cartoonist and a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher. Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and The Village Voice. In 1978 The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published more than 800. She also publishe ...moreMore about Roz Chast