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Asterios Polyp

Asterios Polyp

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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). A primeira coisa que você deve saber a respeito desse livro é: É uma das obras fundamentais dos quadrinhos.

No es nada nuevo, pero está contado de una forma (narrativamente y visualmente) original, inteligente y eficaz. This is of course terribly difficult to describe, and is a superb argument for the supremacy of the graphic novel form in this book. It’s a testimony to Mazzucchelli’s skills that by the end of Polyp’s odyssey, the arrogant academic has been rendered a tragic and sympathetic figure deserving of the tale’s (possibly) happy ending. Then a blinding flash of lightning illuminates the entire page, and we see that Asterios's building has caught fire. Let's talk about graphic novels – from action-packed adventures to intimate memoirs, from meticulous non-fiction to wild surrealism!

They share the house with the mechanic's son and wife, a curvy wiccan Earth-mother type as far removed as imaginable from the sort with whom he surrounded himself in his previous life. He is rumpled and exhausted, lying in bed in his luxurious but extremely messy apartment, watching what we assume to be pornography (we hear what is being said, but do not see the picture). Each panel is a moment in the story that when connected to other panels becomes part of a scene or sequence that is rich in storytelling and fertile with ideas, inquiry, and themes.

You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. 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 .

Different characters are drawn in different styles, different color schemes, and even different fonts in their speech bubbles. After a lightning strike burns up his apartment, he leaves the city on a Greyhound bus and takes up employment as an auto mechanic in the town of Apogee (somewhere in America, likely Arizona), the farthest point his money will take him. De esas que cuando las terminas, regresas al inicio y vuelves a empezar (y en la cual siempre encuentras algo nuevo).

In questa sorta di viaggio vediamo la ricerca interiore del protagonista attraverso i flashback dei momenti salienti della sua vita alternata allo svolgimento del suo presente.

The narrative comes back to earth for a profoundly satisfying climax, but you'll want to keep turning pages - all the way back to the beginning, for another read. Ma anche la storia è arricchita di innesti: Calvino, Nietzsche, Joyce, Shakespeare, Hegel, Hesse, Escher, Parmenide, Bakunin, il cubismo, i pitagorici, ontologia, morale, estetica, cinema, psicanalisi, astrologia, religione, e sopra tutto, il mito di Orfeo. En el fondo habla de cómo nos adaptamos a las personas que nos encontramos en el camino, cómo estas nos hacen cambiar, lo difícil (y maravilloso) que es encontrar una persona con la que sea fácil adaptarse y que nos ayude a salir de nuestro caparazón y nos haga ver que las cosas no son siempre o blancas o negras, que en medio hay muchos matices. Mazzucchelli does work here that is absolutely unrepeatable in any other medium, utilizing his art (and particularly, color) in ways I've never seen in a comic book. He rides until he gets to a small town, where he takes a job as a mechanic, and rents a room from his boss, a big man who lives with his voluptuous wife and their pudgy son.

There's a beautifully conceived, mostly wordless six-page, multi-panel scene of Asterios sadly remembering everything he loves about Hana that will send sensitive types scrambling for tissues.Aggiungiamo che gioca anche col lettering, assegnandone uno per personaggio e mutandolo a secondo degli stati d’animo. With clever storytelling, innovative and exciting artwork, intelligent and thought-provoking ideas, AP is one of the best books I've read in a long time.



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