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Sunday, October 29, 2017


review from Anne: STRATU'S DIARY COMIX (Feb 2017)

10 pages,  11 inches x 8 inches, 4 (B&W) $8 (color) /same Can/ same Mex / same World. Trades: "yes but only comix"
color cover (I think it's hand-drawn!)
Stuart Stratu
PO BOX 35 Marrickville NSW 2204 AUSTRALIA

This is a diary comic in "about my real life" writes the author & artist. "Just like a diary, but with drawings!" Since I last read Stratu's Diary Comix, they're now in color; apparently there's an option where you can get them in B&W or in color, depending on your preference. This issue is mostly about -- as the cover says -- Instagram mysteries! Seoul trip! Kakao friends! Strategy meetings! I've reviewed it before and it's fun if you like diary comics; each strip has three panels that detail stuff that happens during the day; mostly about instagram this issue but also going out for food, travel to Seoul (which is a super-fun sequence), and other random odds & ends. I really like the color version more than the B&W one, but it's still entertaining if you like diary comics. It's mostly portraits / talking heads, especially with drawing different instagrammers, but it's neat. I like it and it's worth checking out. I dig quirky color work, and the colors in here provide some interesting contrast and detail that makes the images pop.

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