Great Graphic Novels: It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, by Seth


3 Responses to “Great Graphic Novels: It’s A Good Life, If You Don’t Weaken, by Seth”

  1. Jardine says:

    So that’s the origin of the title of that song by The Tragically Hip (the original phrase I assume rather than the graphic novel).

  2. saucy stranger says:

    I also picked this up from my local library this summer, thinking it might’ve inspired the Hip tune. Really great book.. glad to see it featured on Boingboing.

  3. David says:

    This is a brilliant book. I came to it by way of Seth’s artwork on Amy Mann’s “Lost In Space” CD, which sucked me in from the first time I saw it. I really empathize with the main character’s longing for a time gone by, even though there were plenty of things wrong with the past as there is now. The scenery in this – which includes many panels where you just see a building, trees, night sky, etc., builds a powerful atmosphere. It’s haunting. It also has the effect of slowing the pace down, which is lovely, because you can just admire the art before moving along in the story. I recommend this to people who – for whatever reason – wouldn’t see themselves as being into “comics”.

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