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Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Palookaville 4: "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" Begins
In the fourth issue of Palookaville, Seth begins the "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" storyline that tells of his quest to find an obscure New Yorker cartoonist. Here are some random thoughts on this comic:
*There's a trend in the series to always tell longer and more complex stories. Only the first issue has a single-issue story. The past two issues were a two-part tale. "It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken" lasts until issue 9, if I remember correctly. "Clyde Fans" has been running since issue 10 and shows no sign of ending before the heat death of the universe occurs.
*The letters page features a letter by cartoonist Adrian Tomine, and cartoonist Chester Brown appears as a character for the first time in this issue.
*Once again, Seth draws his penis. That's three out of four issues, for you keeping track on your scorecards at home. The penis appearances are never anything gratuitous in that he's bragging about how well-endowed he is or anything, but he sure does like to draw it. Maybe he, Chester Brown, and Joe Matt were having a contest for most penis appearances in their respective comics series.
*I've never read the graphic novel It's A Good Life If You Don't Weaken, but I wouldn't be surprised if Seth changed some things in it so the book isn't just a collection of the serialized story in the comics. He's very fastidious, so fiddling with a story at every juncture seems like something he would do.
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