Saturday, June 20, 2009

George Sprott 1894-1975

George Sprott 1894-1975 is the new graphic novel by Seth (this was serialized in The New Yorker in the last year or two). Seth, one of my very favorite alternative cartoonists, isn't very prolific, but when he does produce a comic work it ranks at the top of the top shelf and George Sprott 1894-1975 is right up there with his excellent It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken. George Sprott 1894-1975 is an over-sized book, a format that beautifully showcases the excellent production values that comes with a Seth graphic novel.
George Sprott 1894-1975 , like It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken and his sadly unfinished Clyde Fans, is a work of fiction about a life lived. Over the course of the book we see George Sprott's life as a television talk show figure unfold through his musings and reflections and through others that worked with him and knew him in his personal life. George isn't an exciting character in any way, nor is he very well liked by others, but this in no way makes George Sprott 1894-1975 anything less than a thoroughly entertaining, engaging book that leaves the reader reflecting on their own life to date and how others may perceive that life. Seth is a very unique artist and his books are definitely worth checking out for anyone who likes Chris Ware's graphic novels and George Sprott 1894-1975 WILL be on many best of year end lists this year.

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