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Jeff Lemire’s Lost Dogs, Found Tragedy

Jeff Lemire writes from an optimistic but dark and ultimately tragic place.  Lost Dogs, set in an abstract and murky world is a story about a physically strong man’s cataclysmic, emotional fall as he is beaten down and loses his family.  This is a sad story.  But it’s gripping and original because of the way that […]

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The Underwater Welder, Minimalism in Comics

The Underwater Welder by Jeff Lemire is proof that comic books can be high literature.  This title is a near-perfect example of literary minimalism, the “…economy with words and a focus on surface description.”  Lemire establishes a very succinct structure where no detail is presented without it being 1) integral to the story and to the […]

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