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The Best American Comics 2016 There S Something Thrilling About Seeing People Invent New Ways To Tell Their Story To Me, It S Proof That The Art Form Of Comics Is Healthy It Lives And Grows And Reinvents Itself It S Alive Roz Chast, From The Introduction FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Genevi Ve Elverum, Ben Katchor, John Porcellino, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Julia Wertz, And Others Roz Chast, Guest Editor, Was Born In Brooklyn, New York Her Cartoons Began Appearing In The New Yorker In 1978 Since Then She Has Published Hundreds Of Cartoons And Written Or Illustrated Than A Dozen Books Her Memoir Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant Was A 1 New York Times Bestseller And A 2014 National Book Award Finalist Bill Kartalopoulos, Series Editor, Is A Comics Critic, Educator, Curator, And Editor He Teaches Courses About Comics At Parsons And At The School Of Visual Arts He Lives In Brooklyn, New York For Information Please Visit On Panel.com.


About the Author: Roz Chast

Rosalind Roz Chast is an American cartoonist and a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker She grew up in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and The Village Voice In 1978 The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published than 800 She also publishes c



10 thoughts on “The Best American Comics 2016

  1. says:

    So collections like this are invariably uneven and of course skewed to the taste of the editor whose choices we are dependent on Last year s chooser, Jonathan Lethem, was disappointing to me I was hopeful about Roz Chast as editor this year but also suspected she would choose mainstream stuff, as she is an older artist working with The New Yorker for decades But I like her work a lot, and I was pleasantly surprised to find a blend of kind of mainstream or at least well known stuff with things I might term experimental I knew quite a bit of it from my reading of the last year, but it was nice to revisit it.My favorites, all stuff I knew Adrian Tomine, an excerpt from Killing and Dying Chris Ware, an excerpt from The Last Saturday Keiler Roberts, Powdered Milk Vol 14 Richard McGuire, Here excerpt Ben Katchor s stuff, Joe Ollman s Shut Your Piehole, Johnny Pinetop, and GG s Don t Leave Me Alone My absolute favorite was probably Ollman s ...


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    What a pleasant surprise I ve dabbled aplenty in the Best American insert literary genre insert year anthologies, but never before with comics I had mixed feelings about picking this up, as I ve read a lot of comics lately and have been dealing with some silly guilt about limping across the finish line of my annual reading challenge fueled by the energy gel of heavily illustrated books However, I felt my brain stretching as I read through this anthology, and this reminded me that there is not necessarily a qualitative distinction between books with or without visual elements both have equal potential to challenge and enlighten.I figured that if I were to explore an anthology like this, what better guide than Roz Chast, this year s editor, who proved an excellent Beatrice to my Dante on this journey and well worthy of my appreciation and trust Many of the comics in this book had elements of the emotionally raw, unflinching, plain spoken, laid bare quality of Can t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, and its dark and fleeting hints of humor as well Roz s brief introduction I call her Roz now is also as excellent and funny as you d hope, and it s preceded by a useful, concise history of comics as recounted by series editor Bill Kartalopoulos.As with any anthology, there a couple entries I didn t read or care for, but I was surprised at the percentage of the contents that I found truly compelling...


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    This was a nice compilation with a thoughtful intro, but also I d read a lot of the stuff in it already And it wasn t clear to me why there was so much work in here that had been published in 2014 such as an excerpt from Porcellino s The Hospital Suite, El Deafo, Syllabus by Lynda Barry, Bumf by Joe Sacco, Here by Richard McGuire, a story from Happy Stories About Well Adjusted People from by Joe Ollmann, and Ware s The Last Saturday I guess by 2016 they mean 2014 and 2015 But it was a bit frustrating that I had already read than half the book And, well, I know the Foreword starts out There is no mainstream in comics these days, but still, a lot of the stuff in here is about as mainstream as comics get I think, and there were long excerpts of fairly main stream accessible works thankfully, at least in the MA public library system , and I would have enjoyed it if there were fewer long excepts of mainstream comics and a bit work by lesser known or not quite as available stuff All of that said, it s still an enjoyable collection and great to see Roz Chast s tastes Things I hadn t read before ...


  4. says:

    This is my third encounter with the Best American Comics series, and just as in previous years The Best American Comics 2016 is a powerful blend of the well known and obscure, of styles ranging from clean cut to chaotic, of artists from North America American does not mean from the U.S alone Here, it means there are comics from both countries the U.S and Canada although there are still no entries from Mexico or points farther south.All of the comics in The Best American Comics 2016 have passed through at least two filters series editor Bill Kartalopoulos and then this year s editor, Roz Chast whose own work includes the impressive graphic memoir Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant The only missing elements are the big names the slick house brands, like Marvel and DC, that are easy enough to find elsewhere anyway.One quick complaint I m not sure whether it was my aging eyes or reproduction issues, but I did have a harder time reading the finer details in many of these, something that wasn t a problem for me before.Standouts for me this time started with the lead story, Killing and Dying, by Adrian Tomine about parenthood, improv, and always saying the ...


  5. says:

    The Best American Comics volumes are always worth reading Not everyone will agree with the term Best , but these are certainly all interesting It helps to think of it as equivalent to the difference between literary fiction and the average SF or whatever your favorite genre happens to be anthology, or the typical Oscar nominee versus a typical Summer blockbuster It may not be what you usually read, but there s a certain level of quality and artistic achievement that s apparent whether it fits your personal definition of Best or not Roz Chast is the guest editor for this volume While I appreciate the idea of rotating guest editors, I m not sure how much it does for the series Yes, each volume has a different feel to it, but it s difficult to say how much of that comes from the guest editor s taste and how much is due to the fact that different stuff gets published every year I suppose, at the very least, it helps to preserve the sanity of the various editors by not subjecting them to a constant grind And I suppose it helps to prevent favoritism from having much impact on the contents Still, it s not like you can easily point to any story in here and confidently say, Yes, that s definitely a story that everyone could predict only Roz Chast would have chosen Some of these stories Adrian Tomine and Joe Ollmann, for instance were familiar to me, but I was happy to read them again Some o...


  6. says:

    Well, I m getting better at this Or maybe these were just mainstream choices But I had already read a good chunk of these and I m familiar with than half of the cartoonists As usual, I think these are good books to pick up from a library because there s just a nice diverse select...


  7. says:

    Dag this may be the best Best American Comics yet.


  8. says:

    I m so proud of Taylor Ruth I read it in one sitting, it was a Christmas gift for me.


  9. says:

    This should really be called Best American Indie Autobiographical Adult Comics That Are Not Graphic Novels or Ongoing Comics like Saga I was pretty disappointed there was a very heavy weighting towards autobiographical zine style web comics, many with just okay craft in other words, ugly drawings I find that whole sub genre incredibly self indulgent and boring Like, dudes, we can aaalll draw shitty drawings about how we feel shitty sometimes or EVEN WORSE felt shitty once when we were teens OMG PLZ NO MORE ABOUT HOW EMO YOUR TEENAGE YEARS WERE Aaghh I feel like an asshole, since the autobio comix are often pour your heart out about your gritty mental health issue , and so it feels especially mean to dislike it BUT I DO I think there s to the craft of comix than just panel pacing and panel structure The actual art inside, the dialogue, and A PLOT Even the relati...


  10. says:

    You only get excerpts but the cumulative effect is weighty And very dark.


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