Notables 2010: Mat Brinkman

Mat BrinkmanMultiforce, 2009.

Mat Brinkman’s Multiforce is an oversize collection of Sunday page-style comics that Brinkman drew between 2000-2005. This tour-de-force of drawing and imagination is packed with incident and humor. Among its pleasures are its indiosyncratic character designs, “filler” gag panels involving wizards and trolls, and the impression of experiencing a role-playing game from the inside out: we see monsters and massive castles, but everyone talks like a stoned teenager. Jessica called it “a mainstream comic from an alternate universe.” Cartoonist Frank Santoro wrote about it in depth here.

Age: teen (though not something most teachers/parents would consider classroom appropriate!)/adult


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