Thursday, June 30, 2016
Reader's Diary #1330 - Nicholas Burns (editor): Arctic Comics
Slightly more problematic, in terms of inconsistency, is the fluctuation in quality. Some of Burns' stories hold their own (such as the aforementioned "Film Nord" with its zany MAD Magazine-looking art and satire), but he's included way too many of his own works here rather than present a balanced product, and comics like "Sheldon the Sled Dog" come across as amateurish in comparison. These are cute and amusing mind you, but the art and storytelling is rougher around the edges and feel a bit self-indulgent to have been included.
Nonetheless, it is a fun ride of a book and I'd love to see subsequent volumes published.