Sunday, 17 August 2014

Cerebus False Starts: Going Home

When you're keeping a monthly comic book on schedule, there really isn't an opportunity to "redo" pages. On the other hand, if you have serious doubts, there is a window of opportunity to change your mind. Sometimes the window was a little wider than it was at other times:

GOING HOME -- Issue 238 page 1 - Making the point that a lot of tourism is pretty thin gruel. If you don't know the significance of the local thing it's pretty much "smoke and mirrors". In that light, tourism brochures can be pretty depressing: sad that the local community puts such store in it, sad that people find themselves so far from home and this is the thing with which they've rewarded themselves for going so far afield. ("Educational!"). And then I thought, No, really the point is that Cerebus and Jaka have had what appears to be a tiff but is actually a core schism. That was better represented, I thought, with a two page sequence of them "Not Speaking" against a bleak Ontario-style landscape.

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