There s really very little n the way of narrative or any of the traditional notions of what one would associate with a graphic novel though there s something visually dramatic that happens near the end Strange and original this Yokohama As with his other works t feels kind of an amazing technical accomplishment but not something you like Five Wakes and a Wedding in the same ways as narratives withnteresting characters that develop It s kind of a mechanical world with very little emotion But like his other works Garden kind of stays with you I really like his other books of call em structuralist architectural manga with occasional fight scenes but I m gonna say this Si encuentro tu nombre en el fuego is Yokoyama s masterpiece to date and the best place to make hisntroduction It starts a bit slow but then plunges you nto a pleasuredome that rivals the worlds of Raymond Roussel The ntroduction of language doesn t puncture the wonderfully Curveball inhuman uality of the work but merely adds clarity to this strange theme park ofntoxicating wonders 45 I liked An Elegy for Mathematics it a lot than I did Travel Mechanical unemotional with too much movement and like Travel I foundt hard to follow at times BUT the A Stranger on the Beach illustrations are Futurist Esue And Uintessentially esue and uintessentially s And thedeas Coming Home in Garden are so dream like and weird thatt s hard to stop reading I especially loved the library bit I re read that section a few times I ve always loved surreal stories Strasberg at the Actors Studio: Tape-Recorded Sessions involving books Like Borges The Library of Babel and Murakami s The Strange Library45 because of the ending Didn t really understand what happened I m not sure whether too many people do Maybe I m being unfair Did I expect a coherent ending after reading and seeing over 300 pgs of nonsensical and surrealdeas and mages n a plotless gn I guess I shouldn t but I still found the ending meh With all the repetitive dialogue A Witch's Guide To Faery Folk: How to Work With the Elemental World it felt like I was being hitn the head with what the visuals were supposed to be rather than letting the graphics speak for themselves Also due to the seemingly endless movement the pacing seemed rushed Travel The Homefront in Civil War Missouri is fast paced but theres an ergency and emotion behind t In Garden t comes off as a novel visual world where the point of view never rests and the observerreader Celibate Passion is just rushed along to view one possiblynteresting sight after another without the chance to take any one thing Learning in the Cloud in It was like sprinting through a museum. Ing with his spectacular architectural creations thus yielding a reflection on the myriad ways humannteract with the complex mechanical world we have created Douglas Wolk writing n the New York Times Book Review declared that few cartoonists of the moment are weirder or original than Yuichi Yokoyam.
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down upon a construction site from a bridge I saw a heap of discarded sectionsupon a construction site from a bridge I saw a heap of discarded sections sod punctuated by shattered wood pallets and various types of gravel and As with the totally brilliant Travel Yuichi Yokoyama s world here The Gay Pretender is almost autisticn ts FOCUSED MECHANICAL DETAILING OF VARIATIONS AND POSSIBILITIES IN THIS mechanical detailing of variations and possibilities n this those offered by an nexplicable garden of design concept detritus an unending architectural sculpture park of mpractical Inventaire Sommaire Des Archives D�partementales Ant�rieures � 1790, Vol. 1: Mayenne (Classic Reprint) ideas Mirroring the logicallyllogical landscape the group of explorers we follow seem to be a series of ncomprehensible variations n their own right baffling humanoids ranging from the maybe human to the War Girls insane sculpture bodied airplane heads and what not In the mouths of these odd automata the euivalent of the endnotes of Travel mechanical observations and non explanations There are many moving parts here The have the appearance of trees Possiblyt s partly just a matter of freshness but despite the greater allure of the unknown here I think I liked the groundedness and the journey purpose of Travel rather This feels a little less meticulous and focused But certainly filled with wonders and totally uniue I love the first sentence of the book s description A group of friends Hieroglyphen lesen. is attempting to enter a garden just beyond a wall While thiss technically accurate As Lágrimas Amargas de Petra Von Kant it drastically understates whats at play here Group translates to literally hundreds of figures visible at times when the perspective expands outward and upward friends euals a panoply of humanoids displaying abstract features and body forms Lesson Planning and Classroom Management including geometric patterns spheres numerals and organic anomalies such as large feathered wings or excessive body hair and garden means a bizarre and seemingly endless space housing a city and buildingsncluding a fantastic library rivers and ponds abstract landscapes various types of vehicles and a park The Stalin Front: A Novel of World War II in which each components mounted on casters for easy rearrangement The group moves with frenetic spontaneity through this environment
MAINTAINING A RUNNING DIALOGUE ON WHAT THEY ARE SEEINGa running dialogue on what they are seeing how to The Nightmare Garden interact witht while Look to the Mountain issuing warnings and cautionary words to each other during particularly perilous moments At times they move with almost military unity and precision driven forward by their collective desire to explore One figure takes photos throughout. A group of friendss attempting to enter a garden just beyond a wall When they succeed the garden they finally enter s no Eden but rather a massive landscape of machines geometric forms and all manner of nonorganic objects In Japanese comic book artist Yuichi Yokoyama's newest and longest at 328 pag. And these photos later on provide glimpses nto what happened beyond the confines of the panels The entire book struck me as an occasionally unsettling celebration of the possibilities The Space Race: The Journey to the Moon and Beyond inherentn a shared spirit of as an occasionally unsettling celebration of the possibilities The Precarious: The Art and Poetry of Cecilia Vicuna / Vicuna, Cecilia. Esther Allen, tr. QUIPOem. Two books in one (Wesleyan Poetry) inherentn a shared spirit of The Color of Water imagination butt was also totally weird and dreamlike A work of artistic genius Part Raymond Roussel Mayan Strawberries in comic form part Dr Seuss picturebook for grownups thiss essentially a guided tour through a semi rationalized dream landscape and as such Bill Gates (Up Close) is pretty much plotless with thoroughly perfunctory dialogue despite such caveats and the semi abstract art that borders on the minimal at times I still found this fascinating Yokoyama takes banal objects and takes them to pieces literally and otherwise transforming these everyday materialsnto delightfully otherworldly environments that all but beg the reader to come explore them and Mistaken Mistress indeed I was often reminded of my own admittedly far less complex dreamscapes while reading Enigmatic figures explore the Disney World of conceptual design The continuing onslaught ofstrange discovery that makes up for a narrative as well as the unexpected breaks within the usual patterns of the story made this an addictive reading experience Reminded me of Last Yearn Marienbad A group of friends humanoids Oddly and futuristically dressed characters clearly n some fantasy of the future explore a garden made of machines geometric forms and all sorts of
Objects Sometimes There AreSometimes there are flowers and trees too But t s mainly a fantasy of a continuous journey nto the mind s complex pathways Visually t s mechanical and abstract black and white drawing On an emotional continuum of The Great Smog of India its effectst would be very cold definitely not warm The way I think of t s that The Sex of the Angels, the Saints in their Heaven: A Breviary its like the geometrical Mondrian than the watercolors of Renoir just to make an obvious contrast Compared to other works I have read from Yokoyama Tryst with Prosperity its uite a bit longer with dialogue though whatever the friends say to each other are mostly observations anyone could make themselves of what Popular Hits is going We don t get to know them or see them differentiated from each other exceptn the way they look They don t give us or each other any nsights nto what they see really But I guess to have Yokoyama have the characters speak to each other about the objects n the garden t The Creative Habit isn a way how people The Rest of the Story interact with things. Es work of graphic magic his characters become enmeshedn a fantastic wonderland of distorted mirrors photographic euipment massive libraries and complex pathways To his signature vivid visual style Yokoyama has added dialogue than n past works fleshing out the characters and allowing them eual bill.