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Ganges #2

Details for this: Book
Author: Kevin Huizenga
Format: Comic
Pages: 32
Dimensions: 8.5" x 11"
Colors: two-color
Year: 2008
Publisher: Fantagraphics
ISBN-10: n/a
ISBN-13: 978-1-56097-942-5
Additional Details: saddlestitched with jacket

Price: $7.95

 


Everyman Glenn Ganges ruminates on the simple times of the dot-com era when the reality of business was propped up by the unreality of addictive technology and hope. Kevin Huizenga cleverly parallels that unreality with the unreality of addictive networked first-person shooter video games, and the attempts of people around him to genuinely connect with each other. Huizenga’s elegant neo-clear-line style brings a crispness and humor to these low-key slice-of-life stories, and the gray-blue duotone he has picked gives the art a new depth and complexity.

2009 Eisner Award Nominee: Best Short Story

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"The best [cartoonist] thus far of his generation, Kevin Huizenga, makes amazing comics using a classic everyman, Glenn Ganges." – Tom Spurgeon, The Comics Reporter

"You can pretty much rest assured that this is the sort of comic that will be mentioned as one of the best of the year next January, and it deserves the name — Huizenga, an artist who is more welcoming and easier to embrace than an Adrian Tomine or a Joe Matt, continues to be one of the most exciting voices in any description of what people call comics... Huizenga is able to maturely detail something that's truthful, funny, and gorgeous to look at." – Tucker Stone, The Factual Opinion

"A thoroughly excellent issue, the kind of thing I want to hand to people who ask 'what kind of comics do you like?' ...a fantastic, hilarious, perfectly observed piece of cartooning." – Douglas Wolk, The Savage Critics

"A must-have." – Occasional Superheroine

"Nuanced, poignant... Huizenga paces the story precisely... It's a masterful piece of comics storytelling... [Grade] A-" – The A.V. Club


Links to Reviews and Features

More Online Reviews:
The Comics Reporter
PopCultureShock
Yet Another Comics Blog
Comics Bulletin
Comic Book Resources
Sequart
PrettyFakes
Sean T. Collins

2008 Critics' Lists:
Box Brown at The Daily Cross Hatch (#3)
Rob Clough, "My Top 50 Comics of the Year" (#15: "the works of Kevin Huizenga")
Comic Book Resources "Best 100 Comics of 2008" (#51)
"Comics Should Be Good: Top Ten Comics of 2008" (#4)
comiXology, "The Top Ten Comics of 2008" (#1)
Daily Vanguard, "Top 10 Graphic Novels and Comics of 2008" (#1)
Dustin Harbin, Top 10 "Best Comics of 2008" (#7)
I Love Rob Liefeld, "The Best Comics of 2008" (#8)
• Jog - The Blog, "Twenty 'Hot Ones' from 2008" (#7)
• Bill Kartalopoulos at The Daily Cross Hatch
Chris Mautner, The Patriot-Ledger, "Moxie Awards: Best Comic I Didn't Get Around to Reviewing" (runner-up)
Brian Nicholson, "Best Comics of 2008"
The Oklahoman, "Top 10 Periodical Comic Book Series of 2008" (#4: "the comics of Kevin Huizenga")
• Jesse Reklaw at The Daily Cross Hatch (#2)
• Jeremy Tinder at The Daily Cross Hatch (#1)
• Leigh Walton at The Daily Cross Hatch (#1)



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