Monday, November 4, 2013

From Earth's End: There's always more

Despite never really living anywhere else in the world, my knowledge of New Zealand comics has been absolutely woeful, so I might just have been the exact target audience for Adrian Kinnaird's From Earth's End, a history lesson and cultural snapshot of Kiwi comics.

So I scored a review copy from work, and jumped right in. I knew about a lot of the big comics and important creators, but it's the tiny details that I love the most. Weird little comics that literally don't exist anymore, and creators that came and went, vanishing into the past.

Needless to say, I thought the book was excellent, and I said so in my review. I also got Adrian to choose his ten favourite covers, and did a gallery of that.

I still fucking hate Captain Sunshine, and his beaming face on the cover of the book makes me feel emotions. But he's just the tip of a massive iceberg of weird New Zealand comics and creators, and it was an absolute delight to dig into it.

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