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Still confused by Asterios Polyp?

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Here are a few review/introductions to David Mazzucchelli’s Asterios Polyp. I think Sean T. Collins introduces the problem with talking about this book quite nicely in his article on The Savage Critic;

An extraordinarily easy book to read, Asterios Polyp is, I’m finding, a nearly equally extraordinarily difficult book to talk about. Frankly I think I just feel out of my depth.

Ng Suat Tong at The Comics Reporter introduces some theoretical approaches Mazzucchelli takes in the construction of the book, as well as many other articles that deal with it.

Particularly helpful and insightful is Stumptown’s annotations. I must admit that my knowledge of Greek Mythology has been somewhat expanded by reading these annotations.

Written by The Department of Illustration

August 18, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Posted in Buy This, Comics, Review, Theory

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