← August 4th, 2011 →
tied for first with that author in "stranger than fiction" who controls a real-life person and who never even TRIES writing "and then he cured cancer and all other diseases, the end". WILL FERRELL I CANNOT ENJOY YOUR MOVIES WHEN THERE ARE PLOT HOLES THIS BIG IN THEM NO MATTER HOW DEPRESSED YOU TRY TO LOOK
The haps: Last night I went to the launch for Ray Fawkes' One Soul, a really exciting comic where he explores 18 interweaving lives from birth to death, each one told in a single panel in the same position of every 18-panel 2-page spread. You read the book once to get the narrative, and then you can read "through" the book again by reading only a chosen panel on each page to follow a single life. When characters die, their panel goes black, and a separate story is told in those black panels.
It's a really exciting book and in his talk Ray explored working with limits and doing something that had never been done in comics before, and wanting to prove people wrong who said the medium has already done all it can (who would say that? CRAZY PEOPLE.) I've only read 16 or so pages so far and already it's a surprising and deeply rewarding book - I really recommend it!