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When the subject of indie comics arises, there are certain names that rise above they others. In the 1990's, Chris Ware, Peter Bagge, and Daniel Clowes were at the forefront of the underground or indie comics movements, and their work is held to the highest esteem. Josh, Ron, and Conor each picked one creator, and one piece of work, and try to understand and explain what it is that is so special about each of their unique takes on the comic book form.
Chris Ware and Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth
If there was a graphic novel that garnered more acclaim than Chris Ware's Jimmy Corrigan: Smartest Kid on Earth in the last decade, we'd love to hear about it. Ware combines his adept skills of graphic design, and grasp on the uncomfortable to tell the story of Jimmy Corrigan, fresh from the pages of Acme Novelty Library.
Peter Bagge and Hate
Peter Bagge's artistic style doesn't look like anyone else's, but when you see it, you think "indie comix" almost instantly. His seminal series, Hate, was an institution, and Buddy Bradley is a character who will be remembered for a very long time. We talk about the way Bagge draws and how he uses his wit to skewer the ridiculous things he sees through his stories.
Daniel Clowes and Wilson
Daniel Clowes is fairly well known for his Ghost World and Eightball books, but he recently released his first actual Graphic Novel, with Wilson. Clowes worldview is alive and well in the pages of Wilson, and it might make you uncomfortable, but it will also make you laugh. Plus, Clowes shows off his varied artistic styles on every page.
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