Saturday, February 6, 2016
author: Sina Grace
average rating: 2.64
book published: 2014
read at: 2016/02/06
date added: 2016/02/06
'Self-Obsessed' by Sina Grace should have warned me off with the title. As someone who doesn't like this self-obsessed age we're in, I should have known I wouldn't like it.
It's a collection of work from the artist's early days to the present. It's highly possible that much of it was just personal journaling and was never meant to see the light of day, but I found the tone of it all not to be to my liking. The art starts a bit rough with the early work and you can see the progression through the pages. There are articles from school newspapers and rants about breakups. Strange family cartoons and dreams about his someday wedding, where he seems more concerned about the shoes and feathered headdress he will wear than the potential groom.
The tone moves from self-deprecation to egotistical and back and forth. I wasn't sure whether I should feel sympathy or distaste or humor. It's a scrapbook approach to an artist's work. While I've enjoyed them in the past, this one just left me cold.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Image Comics and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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