Friday, November 14, 2008

Jack and the Box Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Jack and the Box, about which I write the following sentences: "Spiegelman has never been a great comic book stylist -- or if he has been, then his most successful style has been that of stark minimalism, at least visually. His roots in Underground comics might have given his earlier work a stronger sense of visual clutter, but even on the most densely-packed pages of 'Maus,' his simple, iconic characters and straightforward compositions unified the look. But even with all that in mind, 'Jack and the Box' is distilled simplification."

Read the entire review HERE.

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