Thursday, June 18, 2015


JinchaloJinchalo by Matthew Forsythe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

With a bit more linearity than Forsythe's Eisner-nominated Ojingogo, Jinchalo still delivers most of the goods, including the giant egg that contains . . . well, I'm not going to spoil that for you. Just note that I said a "bit" more linearity than its predecessor. You'll be caught in a surreal loop again by the time you're done. This time through, Forsythe introduces three English words into the graphic novel which, while spoiling the innocence of the completely wordless Ojingogo, intentionally decontextualizes the words "dog", "apple", and "ogre" in a way that would make Saussure proud. While it is a titch muted from it's younger sibling, Jinchalo is still a vibrant un-voice in the graphic novel choir.

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