Thursday, March 25, 2010

Kevin Huizinga @ MCAD 3/25. The Library's got his comics

Greetings comic lovers!
The Library has many of Kevin Huizenga's comics which depict the exploits of his "everyman protagonist," Glenn Ganges.  They're collected in the book Curses shown above published in 2006 and singly in the anthologies Drawn & Quarterly, Kramer's Ergot, & The Best American Comics series.  Many of you already know this apparently because most of our books that have Huizinga's comics in them are checked out.  Curses, though, is currently on comics instructor Zak Sally's reserves shelf, so it's available to anyone to use in the Library throughout the semester.   
Drawn & Quarterly describes Glenn as "a seemingly middle class man living in the suburbs whose blank-eyed wonderment at everyday experiences brings together such diverse aspects of our world as golf, theology, late-night diners, parenthood, politics, Sudanese refugees and hallucinatory vision, into a complete experience as multifaceted as our own lives."  Whoa!
We just added the 2009 edition in The Best American Comics series.  In it is Huizenga's Glenn Ganges in Pulverize.  It's on display over the next few days so all may get a look at it before it too goes into circulation.

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