Monday, May 15, 2017

Imagine Wanting Only This

Imagine Wanting Only This / Kristen Radtke, 277 p.

A graphic novel tracing the contours of the author's obsession with death, decay, and impermanence.  The core event is the sudden death of her beloved uncle while she was at art school.  She works her grief into projects exploring abandoned buildings in Gary, Indiana, and interviewing former residents of a Colorado ghost mining town, among many other ventures. Thematically a bit messy, but as a work that straddles autobiography, philosophy, and psychology, that is allowed.  The art is subdued but effective.  Graceful and interesting.

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