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Peeing in Your Shower: Deviating the Plot - Local

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Peeing in Your Shower: Deviating the Plot - Local

Postby Keb » Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:38 pm

Hey everyone. My latest piece is up for reading/scrutiny. It's about the Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly series Local and focuses on the plot. You can read it here. It's not nearly as literature-based as the previous Hellboy installments, more along the lines of the first piece I did.

It can be read here.

Next week I'm kind of launching into a theme that will run for a few weeks.
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Postby nietoperz » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:03 am

I think you hit the nail on the head here: Megan is just not interesting enough to base a whole series upon. Though what also comes into question is how the book was conceived if Megan wasn't initially as important: did Wood have any idea what story or stories he was telling when he started out.

I've said before that I'm not a fan of Brian Wood, and I think this book very much exemplifies why that is.
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Postby Keb » Tue Jul 29, 2008 7:33 am

Running back to Hawk's old point about Brian Wood just wanting to be indie-cool all the time, I think that's what Wood's aim was. He was going to put out a cool independently published book about something that wasn't ground-breaking/earth-shattering, but something that the average hipster could pick up and swear by (yes, I'll play to the role of average hipster even though I'm too overweight for the clothes...).
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Postby nietoperz » Tue Jul 29, 2008 9:29 am

...which is the equivalent of the kid in the back of the classroom trying too hard to be cool and edgy, while secretly wishing he had more friends.
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Postby misac » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:15 pm

Reading that actually made me want to read it. I already passed up pre-ordering the trade so I don't think I'll pick it up later on.
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Postby Keb » Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:33 pm

misac wrote:Reading that actually made me want to read it. I already passed up pre-ordering the trade so I don't think I'll pick it up later on.
I think you should. For what it's worth, it's a good series with a GREAT initial concept. Megan McKeenan ruins it for me though. Despite my bitchiness, Brian Wood can write a good comic, and does for I'd say at least half the series. The art is the real seller though.

There's a big hardcover coming out in September isn't there?
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