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Transmetropolitan....

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jul 21, 2011 5:24 am

Well, I've just dipped my toes (ie, read the first graphic novel) into a really weird graphic novel series called Transmetropolitan. Disturbing and as dark as hell, but entertaining, thought-provoking, and with plenty of black comedy. Anyone else read this?
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:56 am

I haven't got hold of a copy yet but I'd like to read it ever since someone did a presentation on it at uni. I'd forgotten about it until now...

What's the artwork like?
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Postby DaveC » Thu Jul 21, 2011 10:43 am

Quatermass wrote:Well, I've just dipped my toes (ie, read the first graphic novel) into a really weird graphic novel series called Transmetropolitan. Disturbing and as dark as hell, but entertaining, thought-provoking, and with plenty of black comedy. Anyone else read this?


It's been on my Amazon wishlist for years and years, will read them someday. About ten years ago there was talk of Patrick Stewart wanting to star in an adap... :?

I may finally start them once I've got the two Y the Last Man's that I need. Let us know what you think. :D
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:27 am

BatrickPatrick wrote:I haven't got hold of a copy yet but I'd like to read it ever since someone did a presentation on it at uni. I'd forgotten about it until now...

What's the artwork like?


Hmm, very good. It's the story I'm interested in, mind, and it was damn good, if disturbing. Rather like reading Let the Right One In, even if the subject matter of the two books were disparate. Brilliant story, but you'd better have strong tolerance to disturbing subject matter. Oh, and very darkly funny. Like the bowel disruptor settings: loose, watery, and prolapse. :lol: Or Spider substituting the word 'editor' for 'critic' in the 'everyone's a critic' idiom. :lol: Or the Buy-Bomb. And the cleaning cubicle and the stoned item dispenser. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby deldaisy » Thu Jul 21, 2011 4:09 pm

BatrickPatrick wrote:I haven't got hold of a copy yet but I'd like to read it ever since someone did a presentation on it at uni. I'd forgotten about it until now...

What's the artwork like?


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Postby BatrickPatrick » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:51 pm

It looks pretty awesome :D

I've always wanted to do graphic novels but I don't have the patience. Also my narrative drawings always turn into jokes. =/ And only I find them funny.
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Postby Quatermass » Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:37 pm

BatrickPatrick wrote:It looks pretty awesome :D


Looks, nothing. You should see what happens when Spider Jerusalem crashes a religion convention wearing what is basically a crude Jesus cosplay. :D
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