Comic books will save the world.

First class travel from the couch to Jerusalem with Guy Delisle. For some hours I visited and learned more about the city than I would if I did go there myself. As when Delisle chronicles took me to Piong Yang and to Birmania. Also, visual traveling over comic books is a personal weakness, and his lines are neat and smoothing. Speaking of “Chronicles”, avoid the movie. Superpowers are wasted in the less imaginative ways, and the main character doesn´t even know how to be bad.

I also asked in the comic shop for “that book with bunnies where a bunny commits suicide” and got The Book of Bunny Suicides. This one for my blood brother, who I am dedicating this post to. What´s wrong in reading a present?

 

53 squaremeters of mistery

Why I was not here? I moved. I have lived in the House of Mystery for a while. When I finished reading the 3 first comic books that Bill Willingham and Matthew Sturges did of this classic anthology , Mr.53 got me the rest. Square treat. I don´t much enjoy writing critics of books, not to spoil the story. Because, what else could I tell you about their plots or their drawings that you can´t see with your eyes? These 2 guys make me want to spend my days in bed with them. When the art is made by Luca Rossi, Ross Campbell, Sean Murphy, Zachary Baldus, Steve Rolston, Jose Marzan, Jill Thompson or Sam Weber. I want them to keep on working so i can keep on living there.

Well, I hope this is enough excuse for breaking my new year resolution of drawing one hour a day, that I wrote in the clever greeting card I got from a designer friend. Just know that this post is dedicated to him, to Xavi, for still being there (ets gran, catalufos!).