Tag Archives: Steve Weissman

What It Is – 2011

18 Jan
by Kevin Czap

While we’re talking about lists, perhaps it’s time to throw my own hat in this ring.

I had a really fabulous year in 2011, thanks in no small part to the amazing comics landscape I found myself increasingly mired in. It can be exhausting trying to keep up, to the point where it’s hard to breathe. That’s when you remind yourself that you don’t need to keep up with anything, this is your damn life and whatever happens in it is all she wrote. As I’ve said a few times before in this column, I’d like to champion the creation of one’s own personal canons, one’s own list of definitive works and so forth. So, in that spirit, here is a list of the works released in the past 12 months that made a significant impression on me.

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Relief

13 Apr
by Kevin Czap

Steve

The most recent comic to flip my lid has been Steve Weissman’s serialized “Barack Hussein Obama.” At first, I had only seen the image above, which I took to be a one-off strip. On its own, the image was staggering — a beautifully poetic (and haunting) comment on our country’s current situation. Whereas most political cartoons are more or less explicit in their message, this was refreshing in how much it left unsaid. A particular bias of mine, sure, but I usually think the less said the better (as always, there are exceptions to this).
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