book review: liquid city

Liquid City is an anthology of comics by Southeast Asian creators. It wasn’t bad. I really liked a couple of the stories and couldn’t get into a bunch of the others. You know, the standard anthology lament.

The opening story about a bug collector turning into a bug was great. The stinky-fish story was also good. There was one story about a harpy I liked but absolutely hated the art for, which was sad.

For pure joy of reading though, the best part of the book was Gene Yang’s introduction. He talked about how reading translations of comics is inherently better than reading translations of novels and better than watching translations of movies (subtitled – he doesn’t even deign to acknowledge dubbed movies).

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