An insightful comic strip filled with edgy dialogue and thoroughly modern situations, Candorville: Thank God for Culture Clash by Darrin Bell is made for today's world. It fearlessly covers bigotry, poverty, homelessness, biracialism, personal responsibility, and more while never losing sight of the humor behind these weighty issues. The strip targets the socially conscious by tackling tough issues with irony, satire, and humor.
Candorville: Thank God for Culture Clash celebrates diversity by poking a little fun at it.
|Publisher:||Andrews McMeel Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Cartoonist Darrin Bell's work regularly appears in the Los Angeles Times, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and other major newspapers. His work has also been featured on 60 Minutes, MTV, and CNN. He is the illustrator of the comic strip Rudy Park. Darrin lives with his wife in the San Francisco Bay area, where he can be found in local cafes or parks drawing, feeding squirrels, and petting dogs (or vice versa).
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Ughhhh. Worst comic I have ever read. Well, I suppose one might say I don't actually read it. Why? Someone else may ask? Because it is awful. Thank you for your time. Maybe I was a bit more negative towards the book/comic than I should have been. My apologies, thank you.
I just recently started reading Candorville in the Dallas Morning News and since they only carry it on Sundays I was stoked to find this book containing the weekday comics as well as Sundays I never saw. What I like about Candorville is how it comments on social and political issues without being preachy about it. The Susan Garcia character is probably the most realistic portrayal of the Latinas I know who are getting ahead in the world but are still down to earth (and I don't mind that she's gorgeous, too). The cartoons in this book are insightful and funny, from the ones dealing with politics to the ones dealing with blind dates and the all-too-real and painful anxieties the main character feels about constantly having his manuscripts rejected by the New Yorker. This cartoon is the real deal. Can't wait until the next one comes out. Since the Morning News only carries it on Sundays and I don't like reading comics on a computer monitor, the book's the only place I'll be seeing the weekday installments. I recommend it for anyone who likes cartoons that are smart, accessible and funny.