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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Repo Man 2: The Repo-ning

posted by on February 14 at 18:00 PM

A comic-book sequel to Repo Man is coming out in March. I find this really exciting, and I don’t know exactly why.

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Pernicious nonsense.

Posted by Zeldfelder | February 14, 2008 6:39 PM

A repo man's always intense.

Posted by Big Sven | February 14, 2008 6:48 PM


I loved "Persepolis." Can you suggest any other nonfiction graphic novels?

In my old age I find I have no tolerance for monthly comics. Give me compilations only!

Posted by Cath | February 14, 2008 6:53 PM

@3: Last year's An Anthology of Graphic Fiction, Cartoons, and True Stories edited by Ivan Brunetti is a good place to start. It offers a pretty wide breath of material and individual artists. Some notable graphic novel autobios that you might like:

Epileptic by David B.
Fun House by Alison Bechdel
Diary of a Teenage Girl by Phoebe Gloeckner
Palestine by Joe Sacco

And anything by Chris Ware is fantastic as are large portions of the Love and Rockets series penned by Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez. I would also highly recommend local artist Kazimir Strzepek's The Mourning Star, which is the first chunk of a comic fantasy epic.

Posted by christopher hong | February 14, 2008 7:32 PM

That's why there aint a repo man I know that don't take speed.

Posted by poster girl | February 14, 2008 7:34 PM

@3, does maus fall under fiction or non-fiction? either way, that is one of the greatest comic stories ever written.

Posted by donte | February 15, 2008 1:03 AM

#4 -- "Fun Home" -- remember, a Fun Home is not a Fun House.
But I second your praise for "Mourning Star", it's brilliant -- fantasy adventure without the twee baggage of fandom.

Posted by --MC | February 15, 2008 7:46 AM

Plate of shrimp.

Posted by JC | February 15, 2008 8:38 AM

I third the recommendation of Fun Home. Great read.

Posted by Aislinn | February 15, 2008 10:01 AM

Those are all really great recommendations. I like Harvey Pekar, but people either like him or not. He's been doing some really different, political stuff lately.
Anyway, I'll try to cover the good new stuff as it comes out, too.

Posted by Paul Constant | February 16, 2008 11:38 AM

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