Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Keiler Roberts "My Begging Chart"

(Drawn & Quarterly, 2021) Roberts is one of the funniest, best cartoonists in Chicagoland, and has been for a long time. Her vignettes about her honest, cutting, absurd takes on mundane day to day family stuff is just a rich joy to experience. The only reason she does not have a full room at the MCA's new exhibit on Chicago comics is that the museum is defining art as "visual art," and Roberts' expressive, yet simple and diagramatic artwork might not jump out when framed on a gallery wall, but as comics- married with perfect words, powerful funny, and honest emotional expression attached, these are perfect drawings. This book is good.

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