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Portrait of a Young Man as The Artist
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zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: December 22nd, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm hunting down this old entry, but I just finished Northlanders and I got to ask: is he spreading himself too thin in his many genres?

I'm only asking this because I just caught up on Northlanders post-Sven the Returned and not only did the quality of the art fall into a pit (it wasn't elegant in the first 8 either, but it was stark and stylized as a result), but the storyline wasn't engaging. I liked the investigative nature of the man hunting down the protagonist, but the rest was so... it's like I was reading a three-panel serial with a half page dialogue tacked on. The two-issue arc after Sven was predictable, and this current one is reminding me too much of something I've read before.

I hate to sound this critical too, but the only reason I take such offense is because I had really high hopes for Mr. Wood's work after that intensive storyline, forgiving some of the potential inaccuracies for the fact that it really surprised and engaged me in the awesomest ways. If it's because of the holidays or because he's been ill, then he has my condolences, but I really hope this series doesn't kill itself in the process.
abmann From: abmann Date: December 22nd, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
You should ask him: brianwood or brianwood.com. He does respond to comments frequently.
zesty_pinto From: zesty_pinto Date: December 22nd, 2008 10:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
“I’d like to thank those who’ve listened and enjoyed the story, and since those who don’t like it won’t ever be satisfied, let them enjoy their own misery - Amen.”

I have a feeling he doesn't give a shit unless it praises him.
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