Drew Hayden Taylor

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Great Graphic Books recommended by Glen Ponka

Thunder Bay writer Glen Ponka adds to the graphic book pantheon. I tried some of his links and found some great stuff.

Hey Joan.
I see you have some Canadian comics on your site. I highly suggest Michel Rabagliati.
There are several of his books in the library. He writes/draws touching, funny, honest stories that are semi-autobiographical. Also very Canadian.
Bio
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/artBio.php?artist=a3e4e9282482ce

Here's a preview of Paul Moves Out, maybe my favorite.
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/imagesPreview/a3fe9b868ec999.pdf

Here's one of my favorite scenes from Paul Goes Fishing--the page before this, Paul and his father are on a rented boat and the motor and back of the boat spontaneously broke off. It's the 70's, so no live jackets.
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/imagesPreview/a46dd71cb9305b.pdf

Here's something from Paul has a Summer Job, also great.
http://www.drawnandquarterly.com/imagesPreview/a3e53e0f3ce74a.pdf
Enjoy!

Hey Joan.
There are a lot of great comics of the non-superhero variety. The Japanese have many comic genres, including one about cooking. Crazy, but never boring. There are also many online comics that of the newspaper strip variety.

They can be much more specialized, and risky being able to self-publish online.
Hark A Vagrant is excellent, and very Canadian, by Kate Beaton.

A silly one I like is called Sinfest, starring Jesus, Buddha, Devil, and humans in between.
Glenn

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