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Mad Graphic Novel Group : Review of The Smartest Boy on Earth

Monday, July 11th, 2011

And so we come to the end of another graphic novel group discussion and again, it was fantastic. It was lovely to see the return of the Mad Lab Grand Poobah herself, Hwa Young, who also hosted this group. In her own words “I started the group in order to discuss this book”.

The book of which she spoke was ‘Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Boy on Earth’, a beautifully designed but extremely dire told story written by Chris Ware. The book was for the most part appreciated although some thought the book was “Bobbins” as they found the main character himself, Jimmy Corrigan, an irritating personality who should just stand up for himself. This brought up discussion to do with if he could actually stand up for himself and the role of Jimmy’s mother in that problem. (more…)