Friday, June 10, 2005


Doug TenNapel is a Genius

Taking a break from the last bits of spit and polish on Paragaea, I sat down and read the graphic novel Earthboy Jacobus, by the endlessly talented Doug TenNapel. I still contend that TenNapel's Creature Tech is one of the best comics, ever, but having read Earthboy Jacobus, I may have to make room at the top. Unlike Tommysaurus Rex, which I enjoyed but not nearly as much, Earthboy Jacobus occupies the same strange space as Creature Tech, all-ages science fiction about family, fate, and faith. TenNapel's politics in real life, like his religious views, aren't my own, but that doesn't get in the way of my appreciating his work as among the best comics being produced in the English language today. Anyone who hasn't read his stuff before owes it to themselves to check it out.

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