I’ve decided that going forward, on occasion, I’m going to post about comics/graphic novels that I think are particularly good and might appeal to people not normally interested in the form. I don’t remotely propose to turn this into a comics blog, nor do I intend to cover everything I read in that vein, but after reading about Guy Delisle’s Burma Chronicles on Just William’s Luck here, I think there can be value in discussing some of these works.
That doesn’t incidentally (in case any comics fans read this) suggest any negative view of those titles I read but don’t cover. This is a literary blog – I don’t cover films or tv series and with only a few exceptions I won’t be covering comics either, however excellent (and there’s some truly excellent stuff out there that I won’t be discussing). My interest here is only to shed light on some titles that might otherwise go unnoticed and that people with an interest in literary fiction might also find rewarding. At the moment, I’m expecting to write up over the next few months:
Berlin, by Jason Lutes;
Bluesman, by Rob Vollmar and Pablo Callejo;
Incognegro, by Mat Johnson and Warren Pleece;
Fahfrd and the Grey Mouser, by Mike Mignola; and
Pyongyang, by Guy Delisle.
There’ll probably be a few others too, as the interest takes me, but only a few as this is still very much a books blog.