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Monday, May 04, 2009

Review with Sandwiches?

El Borrón, the Spanish version of The Blot, keeps getting good reviews and I keep using Google translator which yields some funny results. This one reviews me along with a few other books. Here's the broken translation:

La Cúpula is also the first who published a graphic novel of the Texan Tom Neely, a bold proposal entitled 'El Borrón' that runs between the everyday and the surreal experience. The various chapters are the emergence of a black stain that spilled on the person and life of the protagonist as a powerful metaphor that reflects the evolution of their fears, their emotional problems or communication and the search for an identity.
Neely exhibited a very fine line drawing characters to highly stylized design, which even in its distortion of the expression kinetics and intent. The story contains just a dozen sandwiches succinct text long its more than 180 pages, all made by the couple's female protagonist. There are no more words, with the exception of onomatopoeia in this long and harrowing story whose development depends entirely on the image. Thus the author uses with skill and originality all visual resources at its disposal to realize when a plot rife with symbols that clearly calls for the active participation of the reader.


I had no idea there were a dozen sandwiches in my book!

4 comments:

Matt @ Exquisite Things said...

Tom, I don't doubt you make a very tasty sandwich.

tomN! said...

I think I should change my legal name to "The Texan Tom Neely."

Matt @ Exquisite Things said...

...which should be swiftly followed by the propagation of a large beard and the formation of a ZZ Top cover band.

tomN! said...

I met Dusty Hill when I was about 7 years old. He was in Paris, TX (my hometown) for Uncle Jesse's annual fishing tournament.