Drawing from Life #1

Drawing from Life #1

Writer: Jim Valentino Artist: Jim Valentino Publisher: Shadowline Critic Reviews: 1
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    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson May 29, 2007

    The biggest problem with this short anthology of real-life silliness is the fact that there are no stories. There are anecdotes and oddities, but a story requires some kind of conflict, some kind of climax, some kind of resolution. There's not as much storytelling going on here as there should be; Valentino just more or less conveys information. It seems as though these are some of these episodes from his life represent some of the writer's favorite ice-breakers or anecdotes, and that they've lost something in the translation from the oral to the illustrated. Some of the more unusual, key moments are non-sequiturs, and those moments - the first sign of something other than the mundane - serve as both beginnings and endings of the non-stories. Read Full Review

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