This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is:
Story and Art by . . . . . . David Mazzucchelli
The triumphant return of one of comics’ greatest talents, with an engrossing story of one man’s search for love, meaning, sanity, and perfect architectural proportions. An epic story long awaited, and well worth the wait.
Meet Asterios Polyp: middle-aged, meagerly successful architect and teacher, aesthete and womanizer, whose life is wholly upended when his New York City apartment goes up in flames. In a tenacious daze, he leaves the city and relocates to a small town in the American heartland. But what is this “escape” really about?
Our hosts for this episode are Brant Eddy, Joe Preti, and Tobiah Panshin. On our next episode we will be reading Superman: Red Son. We will be joined on that episode by special guest Sal Crivelli of the Youtube channel ComicPOP for that episode.
A special thank you to our Patreon sponsors for this month: Chris Bianculli, Bryan May, Kar Fedosh, Addison Appleby, and Jeremy Ballard.