Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Phantom of the Attic in Oakland SATURDAY + Reviews
PHANTOM OF THE ATTIC IN OAKLAND
Brian Maruca and I will be signing books and giving away stuff at Phantom of the Attic in Oakland this Saturday from 12 - 3. The top giveaway is a one-of-a-kind, 2 foot x 3 foot (yeah, huge, what else would you expect) Afrodisiac blacklight poster. There can be nothing cooler in your dorm room than this badboy. Come out and I'll scribble something in your copy of Afrodisiac.
James, founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies, what do you make of this Afrodisiac book? "I marveled at every panel: clever writer, amazing art and a thrilling attention to detail."
Bill Boichel, the owner of another awesome Pittsburgh comic book store, Copacetic Comics, weighs in with his review of Afrodisiac. Be sure to browse around his store online, he carries a lot of great stuff (not just comics) and he often offers this stuff at discount prices. And unlike Amazon, Bill has Afrodisiac's in stock and ready to send to your needy, little hands. "Yet, all is rendered with a clear sense of humor, and where level, intellectually engaged heads prevail, there are sure to be some interesting and potentially valuable correlations made (cultural anthropologists, please take note). In other words, Afrodisiac is one of the densest texts one is likely to come across; and while many will doubtless find it a source of uncritical enjoyment, those who do so will be doing themselves a disservice and missing the work's essential character."
Hey, Canadian super-comic-book retailer -- Thank you! You're too kind.
AMBER THE STYLIST
B-. "Like Street Angel, Afrodisiac is a straight-faced joke: Each issue starts with a blurb explaining the hep hero’s origin story, though it’s a different broadly iconic origin every time, and each takes on a different look and style, from manga to ’80s cartoon to Archie Comics to romance comics to noir."