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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Reader's Diary #1691- Tatsuya Ishida: Sinfest Viva La Resistance

Tatsuya Ishida's Sinfest: Viva la Resistance was ultimately a disappointment. His cartooning is top notch, with a cast a well-defined, cutely drawn characters (think Jeff Smith's Bone series mixed with Bill Watterson's Calvin and Hobbes). Unfortunately, the writing came no where close.

Supposed to be funny, it all came across as mildly amusing at best, sexist and juvenile at worst. The two most common themes are gender and religion and while both are worthy topics, don't expect anything in the way of profound insight. A heavy reliance on stereotypes and surface level analysis are about it.

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