A Change of Pace
I really hate that I've been doing this so much this week, but lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking about comics, and I've decided to take the ISB in a bit of a different direction.
Specifically, I'd like to take a few moments to get away from the more action-oriented, sound-effect heavy material and instead look at a book that really captures a feeling of profound hopelessness and malaise: Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth.
Right from the beginning, Ware wastes no time in disillusioning his young protagon--OH DEAR GOD!
The claws! Heaven help me, the claws!