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Asterios Polyp

Asterios Polyp

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Later his feet hurt; his supposed vaunting of the functional is seen to be foolishly subordinate to form, disrupting his pet theory that in the finest design the two are one and the same. Meet Asterios middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames.

Alles is in balans, een tekenstijl en lettertype die zich vormen naar de personages, mooi subtiel kleurgebruik, het juiste papier, van goed verdeelde witruimtes tot en met het gewichtige eindeloze gevoel van de 344 bladzijden en de kartonnen met linnen kaft aan toe. Known chiefly for his collaborations - with Frank Miller on seminal Batman and Daredevil stories, and with Paul Karasik on an adaptation of Paul Auster's novel, City of Glass - he began publishing his own stories in 1991 in his anthology magazine, Rubber Blanket . Asterios Polyp is a fast, fun read, but it's also a work that has been carefully wrought to take optimum advantage of comics' hybrid nature -- it's a tale that could only be told on the knife-edge where text and art come seamlessly together. The beauty of Asterios Polyp is that its core tenet, the need to pay attention to life as it happens, is so well reflected in the book itself—in its lush paper tone and rough-hewn, elegant design—and in the way all the formal devices serve the story.

This is a comic for artists, and it plays with space and color in ways that maybe only artists will understand, but it is a story for everyone, and Asterios Polyp is easily among the best graphic novels ever made. These graphic experiments set themselves off distinctly from the depiction of the small-town life Asterios has settled into as an assistant to a car mechanic who rents him a room.

Ma ciò che davvero libera questo graphic novel dall’occludente severità del formalismo è il modo canzonatorio e dirompente con cui Mazzecchelli affronta la questione dei sistemi e delle astrazioni (di ogni tipo). Uno cuenta casi sin texto lo que es la cotidianidad de una relación de pareja desde una multiplicidad de tiempos y situaciones que se desarrollan o no consecutivamente, dependiendo de su posición en la página o el color utilizado. Asterios Polyp” is a dazzling, expertly constructed entertainment, even as it’s maddening and even suffocating at times.The thing is, I read them fairly often because they are quick to read, and often they aren't so intellectually stimulating and usually involve people whacking each other in the face. Não sou nem eu que digo isso, Scott McCloud grande teorico dessa mídia, compartilha das mesmas palavras sobre o quadrinho. Or, if you're so inclined, you can peel back layers and study the symbolism and wordplay and big ideas, thus gaining a fuller, more multifaceted understanding of this deeply layered text. What's amazing about this graphic novel is that it is jam-packed with ideas, but most of the ideas are embedded in the art itself, and not in the words (some of it is in words, but it's like a riff that plays along with the visuals). As the story unfolds, moving between the present and the past, we begin to understand this confounding yet fascinating character, and how hes gotten to where he is.

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