Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Comics Review: José Muñoz & Carlos Sampayo, The Alack Sinner Stories

This review has been moved to the R. S. Martin website. Click here to read.

3 comments:

Grant, the Hipster Dad said...

"Viet Blues" was also serialized in English in issues 52-55 of Crisis in 1990. That's the only Sinner story I've read and I really enjoyed it. I'd like to see more one day.

Jason Thibault said...

Thanks very much for writing these reviews.

10 years ago when living in Montreal, I came across these dark graphic albums in a book store. They seemed gritty, brutal and intense. Although they were in French I made a poor choice in not buying them that day.

Fast-forward 8 years and I find myself on the West Coast Googling "hard boiled french comics". A piece on Munoz came up. I read it and knew that those were the images that had been haunting me for a decade.

On a trip to Montreal in 2008, I purchased 2 collections. Joe's Bar was one of them. They're still in French but I can struggle through them with the help of Google translate.

I'm glad France paid tribute to Munoz last year.

vollsticks said...

Agree with you about the first two issues. "Viet Blues" is a great, great story. I wish you'd have discussed the meta-textual implications of "Life Ain't a Comic Strip, Baby" in detail...I know it's not really used as a formal device but I'm sure you have something insightful to add! And apparently Munoz studied under Pratt in Buenos Aires.