Tuesday, March 6, 2018


I promised perfection, and here it is:

 Guido Buzzelli, La Trilogia, 2017.

Guido Buzzelli, Oeuvres 1, 2017.

If I still had it in me to search this blog I could quote myself ranting against comics publishers a lot. What I said the last almost ten years of this blog's life could hardly give a worst idea of the species at hand. From subverting every aspect of comics in reprints (layout and colors especially) to poor production values, everything publishers did was, and is, disrespectful to readers. 

That's exactly why I want to call your attention to the two reprints above, one Italian, one French. The pages were magnificently reproduced from the original art and the paper is top-notch (matte instead of garish; beige even in the Coconino Press book). All the extra-diegetical material is also great, from the covers you see above to intros and documents about the author (in the Les Cahiers Dessinés edition especially).

So, anyway, as I said, perfection exists, believe it or not. A huge thanks to Igort and Fréderic Pajak. Not to mention that absolute genius of comics, Guido himself!...

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