This is one of the most vicious and effective works of satire I’ve seen in comics in I don’t know how long. I say that as someone who pretty much loathes political and editorial cartooning of all stripes — an endless nightmare of preaching to the choir, taking complex issues and boiling them down to ideas and images with all the subtlety and insight of blowing the raspberry. By contrast, Benjamin Marra’s stroke of genius in The Incredibly Fantastic Adventures of Maureen Dowd lies not just in picking an unusual target, but in the pinpoint accuracy of hitting it ...Sean also included NIGHT BUSINESS, ISSUE 3, in his list of The 20 Best Comics of 2010, pairing it with Matt Furie's Boys Club #4 at the 20th spot. Glad to have NIGHT BUSINESS snuck in there with an appropriate partner.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Sean T. Collins Reviews BENJAMIN MARRA'S THE INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF MAUREEN DOWD (A WORK OF SATIRE AND FICTION)
One of my favorite comic journalists, Sean T. Collins, gives a very positive review of BENJAMIN MARRA'S THE INCREDIBLY FANTASTIC ADVENTURES OF MAUREEN DOWD (A WORK OF SATIRE AND FICTION) over on his website, Attention Deficit Disorderly.