Two Strips I Like

March 24th, 2010 § 0 comments § permalink

Up at WWB this month (and in virtual perpetuity), Jamie Richards’ translation of Baudelaire, The Metaphysical Ostrich, by Marco Arnaudo and Paolo Di Tonno.

And A Softer World by Emily Horne (pictures) and Joey Comeau (words), a strip two friends introduced me to almost simultaneously, though it is of long standing, and I am later to the party than is fashionable. But I liked it enough that it made me pick up Comeau’s book, Overqualified, about which I have so many good things to say that I will limit myself to them, instead of picking nits. Let’s just say it’s what I thought A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius would be when I first heard about that book, but much better, because it has fewer words. For as Roland Jaccard reminds us, “Few know that not writing is also the fruit of long, arduous labor. It requires a force of character those who write do not have. Besides, is writing anything at all but a small, unimportant misunderstanding?”

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