Why is this pretentious piece of shit on every "best of the year" list?

Parker Cook
Parker Cook

Why is this pretentious piece of shit on every "best of the year" list?

Nathan Cooper
Nathan Cooper

Damn what an ugly bitch

Brody Robinson
Brody Robinson

Set against the tumultuous political backdrop of late ’60s Chicago, My Favorite Thing Is Monsters is the fictional graphic diary of 10-year-old Karen Reyes, filled with B-movie horror and pulp monster magazines iconography. Karen Reyes tries to solve the murder of her enigmatic upstairs neighbor, Anka Silverberg, a holocaust survivor, while the interconnected stories of those around her unfold. When Karen’s investigation takes us back to Anka’s life in Nazi Germany, the reader discovers how the personal, the political, the past, and the present converge.
< muh pop culture
< muh 6 12 trillion
< muh 1960's civil rights
How much you want to bet she crammed immigrants, class, and LGBTQZXLMNOP in there too? They're like fucking clockwork puppets man. Just a fucking list of shit to check off. Like trying a get a high score in a video game.

Wyatt Hughes
Wyatt Hughes

Probably because it's the kind of "graphic novel" that appeals to critics and the graphic novel in-crowd. Being published by Fantagraphics, the patrician GN publisher, helps too.

Alexander Bell
Alexander Bell

It's the use of pink, blue and purple on the cover. SJWs buy anything with those colours, it's a Pavlovian response.

Gabriel Watson
Gabriel Watson

Look closely at the nose young padawan and see the answer

Charles Sanchez
Charles Sanchez

Daughter of professional artists from Chicago, so the odds of jewish and literal commie connections is about 99.9%. She also has the sort of backstory people love: contracted West Nile Virus, became paralyzed in her hand and from the waist down, regained ability to draw, created a cliche comic about social tensions in 60's Chicago.

It is the exact sort of work they would praise and so they do and for no other reason.

Robert Foster
Robert Foster

I want to make a comic – I mean graphic novel – called Everything is Nazis. It would chronicle the experiences of a non-gender-binary preteen in the 1980s up through zir adulthood in the 21st century, as ze learns that literally everything in life somehow connects to The Holocaust, as seen through the protagonist's love of pop ephemera.
I'll hire retarded kids to draw, paint, and collage the art.

Lincoln Cooper
Lincoln Cooper

I would legitimately buy that, if it were a well written satire and didn't just fall into Poe's Law

Zachary Edwards
Zachary Edwards

It's also overly wordy. I tried reading through, but some pages read like a bad illustrated novel. Imagine a murder mystery that constantly goes on irrelevant tangents, and you have this book. It just feels like a bunch of separate, but barely cobbled together stories, written according to a checklist that guarantees critical success.
Art is all over the place. Some of it is really good, but then there are just as many lousy drawings, there are also some obviously traced photographs, and the author falls apart when she has to use perspective. Layout is an absolute mess, and it's clear that author has little to no experience with comics.

I've been thinking of story-timing it, but it's 400 pages long.

As said, it could be great satire if done competently. Especially since it is needed at this point. For some reason, art and lefty circles are rarely parodied well if at all. Only semi-decent recent examples of that are probably Portlandia and few episodes of Californication, but none of them are comics.

Kevin Jones
Kevin Jones

Why? Easy:
Jews
Nazis
Holocaust
Set in racist past
White people are bad
Women being abused
Rape
Families falling apart
At least semi-biographical
Lesbians
Prostitutes
Murder
Sex
Cancer
Criminals
Mobsters
Historical figures making appearances
Historical events as part of the backdrop
Minority protagonist
Child abuse
Bullying
As many minorities as possible
References to fine arts
Troubled childhood
Heavy handed metaphors
"Profound" statements
Bad art
The more of these your story has, the better, but first ten alone guarantee an instant success. Bonus point for author being a victim, having difficulties publishing the book, or being someone well-off pretending to be poor and writing about poor people.

Liam Martinez
Liam Martinez

I've been thinking of story-timing it, but it's 400 pages long.
So? You can uplad multiple images here. Wait a minute… you didn't know that?

Cameron Lewis
Cameron Lewis

Sounds like a SmackJeeves comic… In fact, let's see what happens when Nazi is put in as a search term on there…

Isaiah Gomez
Isaiah Gomez

I'm back, with Nothing amazing. a couple of U.S. Marine historical fictions, a gonzo school comedy with a Nazi Mad Scientist as a teacher, and a Gag comic entitled "The Nazi and the Stoner." Only one Sonic comic, which is less than I expected, and it was only because the author included the term "grammar nazi" in the description.(To be fair, the Archie Sonic is its own best Nazi crossover with Echidnas being an allegory for Jews.

Christopher Kelly
Christopher Kelly

Storytiming a 400 page comic would be tedious as fuck. Storytiming a 40-page comic is tedious.

Isaac Miller
Isaac Miller

It is still at least 80 posts. Book is broken into 15 to 25 page long "chapters," so it would not be that bad.

Luis Gray
Luis Gray

Let's give this I shot. I am going to put up the first chapter for today.

Benjamin Myers
Benjamin Myers

Why it wouldn't? Gotta push that agenda goy

Zachary White
Zachary White

That's it for tonight. I will put up more tomorrow evening.

James Powell
James Powell

Wow that was fucking trash.
Thanks for sharing.

Elijah Clark
Elijah Clark

the Archie Sonic is its own best Nazi crossover with Echidnas being an allegory for Jews.
That sounds hilarious.
I like this art well enough, but doing the whole thing in ballpoint on notebook paper is an eyesore.

Ian Jones
Ian Jones

Jews.

James Powell
James Powell

Please, no.

Samuel Sullivan
Samuel Sullivan

Thanks. It's not terrible, though it's way too self-esteem/tolerance/diversity.

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