A hard truth for the lovers of the traditional dramatic arts: wide spread appreciation for opera is long gone. Blame it on the medium being less accessible, or the fact that its profound melodramas, its weighty melodies are no match for today’s instant, multi-stimuli interactive media.
But what’s to say opera can’t be engaging and readily consumable, even in this day and age?
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Korean illustrator Yeji Yun has a bright, colorful style that we’re big fans of, whether she’s illustrating Albert Camus’s The Outsider or sketching illustrations for Korean folks tales. Her 7-page comic “Solitude” is taken from A Graphic Cosmogony, a collaborative anthology about the beginning of the universe. Piggy-backing on biblical theory about the universe being created in seven days, each artist was asked to create a seven-page comic about their interpretation about the creation of the universe. Yun’s excerpt imagines the beginning of creation as an explosion of skulls that dissolve into planets puked up by space gangs. You kind of need to read it for yourself, but the best thing about it is Yun’s explosive imagination and odd sense of humor. Ghost boats, space bands, pukey people? If only we could live inside her head.
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Science-fiction as a genre has many unique ways of exploring sociopolitical problems affecting modern society by positioning them in alternate universes, or using aliens and robots to guise the satire of some popular figure, or by anticipating the evolution of certain issues and proposing answers to them. In conclusion, sci-fi is amazing. So to find out there was a comic book series out there considered to be one of the best ever written that I didn’t know about until recently was a bit Earth-shattering. That series is The Incal.
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