Thursday, May 12, 2011

Boredom Pays #2 reviewed in broken pencil


Had a nice little surprise in the mail yesterday morning in the form of this super positive review of the second issue of Boredom Pays in the latest issue of Broken Pencil. Ch-check it out:

It Pays to read Boredom Pays. Jason Bradshaw's second installment of Boredom Pays has been nominated for a Schuster award, and I can see why. It's difficult not to identify with Bradshaw's protagonist whose heartbreaking struggle with depression is laid bare. At times elated, and at times mired in self loathing, he is emblematic of the contemporary existential anxieties of the underachiever. Bradshaw's drawings are reminiscent of the Terrytoon's era of cartoon, but, unlike its most famous heroes who outwitted every foe to triumph, Bradshaw's characters suffer more realistic outcomes. Where the protagonist of "Two years left" (whose beaky face evokes Heckle and Jeckle) has lofty ambitions, he's quickly - ahem - cut down to size. Bet beware of reducing Bradshaw's narratives to mere nihilism. There's more to his work than that. Fore every purported "FAILURE," there are moments of success, self-acceptance and finding beauty in everyday things
(Sheetal Lodhia)

3 comments:

Jenn Hughes said...

Nice!

Matt said...

That's awesome. Congrats.

Robin Cain said...

Wow! That's great!