Friday, June 24, 2011

Pedestrian Comics 64

2 comments:

normaseattle said...

Your courage in looking into the past, and turning it into excellent art, is admirable. You continually demonstrate that you have talent, brains, and guts, and that you use all three wisely. These combined with heart and a great sense of humor add up to a pretty great guy. Kudos.

Ben said...

Each panel here is a stand-alone work of art. Expressiveness and austerity of line convey the doubts, fears and dissatisfactions of real life. Our hero's putting the children's welfare first is a fact of his life, not a platitude trotted out to score points. The increasing degrees of close-up work cinematically to get us inside his head.

There are none of the gimmicks I've seen in some comics, like gratuitous and exaggerated sexuality or adolescent screeds against "society" in Pedestrian. Crumb does it with real artistry, but some of the others just creep me out.

I've always favored realism, and this is as real as it gets.