A collection of short stories and vignettes, mostly autobiographical, depicting incidents from the author's life, as well as those of her friends, neighbors and relatives. The title story is an intense autobiographical account of her nervous breakdown which is alternately riotous and terrifying. Van Horn uses her fatuously painstaking scratch-board technique for every pageA collection of short stories and vignettes, mostly autobiographical, depicting incidents from the author's life, as well as those of her friends, neighbors and relatives. The title story is an intense autobiographical account of her nervous breakdown which is alternately riotous and terrifying. Van Horn uses her fatuously painstaking scratch-board technique for every page, giving the book a shockingly intense visual look....
|Title||:||Recipe for Disaster|
|Number of Pages||:||88 Pages|
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Recipe for Disaster Reviews
I love this weird graphic novel mostly because of the pen and ink art from Penny Van Horn. But also because it brings back a time of my life when I was living as a young mom with more time than money on my hands, in South Austin with it's thrift stores, sketchy grocery stores (hello Foodlandia!) and colorful cast of characters.And from what I can remember, all/most of the stories are true. I want more from Penny VH!!
Um dos aspectos interessantes da banda desenhada americana é a sua vasta diversidade, que vai desde o elementar comic de super-heróis (onde também há excepções de divertido brilhantismo) a obras intimistas, autobiográficas e experimentalistas. Recipe For Disaster enquadra-se dentro destas categorias pelo seu retrato de uma banalidade suburbana de classe média baixa. Não é das leituras mais marcantes do género. Distingue-se pelo marcante grafismo da autora, feito de traços rudes em forte contraste de preto e branco, que nos leva à obra pictórica dos pintores expressionistas alemães da primeira metade do século XX.
Very funny off-kilter stories with great and very original art. So much graphic art of today (this is quite old) looks all the same. All the same Juxtapoz style. Her adventures are also reminiscent of another era; a pregentrification bohemian era where amusing and potentially dangerous misadventures were more common. Love this book and wish she'd do more.But what is 'fatuously painstaking' artwork? (in the review above) hmmm.
I can't believe I haven't seen Penny Van Horn's work before--her stories and artwork are wonderful! I definitely preferred the shorter stories in this collection. It seemed like the title story ended very abruptly, almost like it should have been the intro to a full-length graphic novel. I was left wanting more...closure I guess.Overall, however, I thought this was an excellent collection.
Kind of a strange bunch of short autobiographical stories. Almost, more of journal in some ways. But it does have some beautiful art. It looks a lot like the wood etching art from some other books, but I'm not sure if she does it like that or not. Either way, it looks really pretty. Great art, ok stories, but worth taking a look at.
The stories were interesting, but I absolutely hated the artwork.