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Abstract Comics -- Discounted Price Today

By Beth Davies-Stofka
March 9, 2011 - 08:59

Wednesday, March 9: Fantagraphics has a great little sale going on. If you buy today, you can get your own copy of Abstract Comics for 30% off the cover price. This is a fantastic opportunity to procure a truly groundbreaking publication for your library of comics. If you are a serious collector, it belongs on your shelf. But it’s also a terrific book for women.

Despite its name, Abstract Comics isn’t just for the serious collector. While the very nature of abstraction seems to limit the appeal of these comics to the elite – intellectuals and creators of so-called “high” art – I’ve found that these comics appeal to another type of comics reader. I’m talking about mothers, teachers, and librarians. Nearly all women, these are readers possessed of a powerful creative urge and some awesome talent.

Are you one of these sisters, deeply engaged in raising our children? If you are, you’re probably pretty modest, but you might also suspect that you are an incredible Force of creativity. Your creativity flows not just from your pen or your brush, but in the life you create for yourself and others. You’ll love this book.

I recommend reading it in three ways. First, read it quietly, alone. Flow with it. See the stories that emerge from the interactions of colors, images, panels, and borders. These comics move. It’s amazing!

Next, read it with your pen or brush in hand, notebook or sketchbook open in front of you. Open it at random and turn the pages until something calls out to you. Use it to experiment with new ideas, or to help you get past a sticking point in your own work. This book is full of comics that are genuinely original. Something in you hears their song.

Finally, read it with little kids. Little kids are ideal for reading Abstract Comics, because they know how to tell stories better than anyone. Let them tell you the story they see. Teachers, librarians, and moms are all devoted to the priceless activity of being with children. One of the finest and most time-honored ways to do that is over a book. Do it over this one. You’ll never exhaust its potential. It’s the best investment you could make today!

Go here to see a preview and make your purchase.

Rating: 10 /10

Last Updated: August 31, 2023 - 08:12

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