Tuesday, April 25, 2006


Marcos! Yeast Hoist 12 did come out before 13, but in an edition of 50. The one that's not out yet is the New Edition (or Another Bad Creation).
The Awake Field (or Yeast Hoist 13)
As much as I like Regé's depictions of fauna (and ROCKS! ooh, the rocks!) and bedrooms, and his abstractions, the star of this piece may be "Finding Privacy in the Hypnotist's Ballroom." First of all, what a great title. What we have here is a series of panels depicting a dance routine. It's all motion and playfulness until the final page—which just stops. The characters have covered their heads in towels and Regé uses a subtle color hold in his monochrome palette to show their faces beneath the towels. The reader has to stop to see the effect and it creates a wonderful moment of stillness. You're even visually prepared for the moment from earlier in the first story, "The Awake Field" when Regé draws a translucent curtain blowing in front of a window.

It's what Regé does, and might do better than anyone else today: he captures still, quiet moments that seem very much alive and a part of life.


After hashing out my schedule for the next 6 fuckin' months, I decided to skip dinner and have a glass or five of Yellow Tail cabernet, a decent wine for times when you don't want to think about what you're drinking or going to drink. So, I'm a bit out of sorts this morning.


Finished Monster vol. 2. It's good. I'm not consumed with it like I was with Death Note, but maybe it will maintain itself longer. The art is actually more like what I expected, with a bit more cartooniness is the figurework (none of it like Dragon Ballsie or Naruto or anything like that) and some nice crowquill mark-making. It doesn't have the obsessive background work of Note, but it might be less distracting too. It's a quiter sort of mass murder thriller, and maybe a bit more Hollywood in its trappings. I'll get the next one, though, even if they killed my favorite character. At least they didn't lobotomize half the cast.


Blogger Marcos Perez said...

well, that clears it up. saw american virgin 2 was out. unless u r done with the old broad.

3:34 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

I saw that too. I might check out the trade, but I hear that the story still doesn't actually begin in issue 2, so I'm taking my leave of her.

I'll probably buy some more manga or something. Maybe Planetes tonight?

4:17 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

Or Iron Wok Jan?

4:18 PM  
Blogger Marcos Perez said...

definentetly iron wok jan

4:26 PM  
Blogger Justin J. Fox said...

I'm making the trek to the Hanleys, I'll see what they have.

4:31 PM  

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