NEW BOOKS from Komiket 2016!
Both were read on the bus while on our way home from the event.
The Girl Who Smiles At Parties is poignant tale of a wallflower. Which I could totally relate with.
Dont ask why, I just do! Everything looks excellent. The crowd and establishing shots alone were both worth the price of admission. And did we mention that it's in full color? Because it totally is!
Here were a few of our favorite panels/moments:
The entire book has that "Nakatsamba ako sa Booksale" look and feel. And we've even told the author just that personally. The only downside to this book would be the choice of font used on some of the dialogues. It's a bit difficult to read but then again, maybe reading it inside a dimly lit bus had something to do with it. It could also be viewed as one's threshold for casual socialization and how everything else tends to blend itself and become background noises in the long run.
Kuya is an honest comic book about dealing with your cocky brother.
Again, these were solely the two indie titles we were able to finish as of the moment.
Other equally as awesome freebies were:
Zell's constellation stickers,
Which were these ones in particular:
The what now?
The Hidden Jack Kirby, ya silly!
The hidden image alone was well-worth the purchase.
There isn't much to read about as of the moment for this book would simply be a sampler of the Genesis universe as laid out by Dynamite Comics.
The next book would be Gen 13 : Ordinary Heroes.
Now done in the style of Adam Hughes and as inked by Mark Farmer.
the expressions were quite comical despite the semi-realistic presentation.
The artworks for Ghost was bland and uninteresting.
Monster was drawn by both Andre Parks (Inker) & Derek Thompson(Pencils) and was actually quite good. The dialogues were short and sweet and it's as fun to read as it is to look at.
Man o man, how is this book worth P20.00????
It has crude humor,
a whole shebang of craziness stuffed in a single panel.
Japanese expression and nuances are actually a running gag in the story. This is not us simply turning weebo all of a sudden!
The back of the book
sketches used for the singles.
It's a more cartoonier version of Conan The Barbarian.
With epic scenes such as these:
The art style has that Moebius look to it which is always a good thing.
And that's that!
BONUS BOOKS THAT WERE PURCHASED ELSEWHERE:
And similar to Bomb Queen, the last few pages were a showcase of sketches, drafts, concept artworks and unused dialogues from the story.
And with that in mind, Let's learn how to speak like one.
And last but not the least, The totally awesome book of useless information is a book
about well...useless informations.
and had actually taught me more trivias than both Matanglawin & A-Ha combined.
Some of my students are actually a fan of strange facts and whatnots hence this was totally an awesome book indeed!
And thus concludes this week's book club meeting.
Join us again next week/month for some equally nerdy fun under the sun.
That's that, kiddos!