Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Review: Making Ends Meet: For Better or For Worse 3rd Treasury
Making Ends Meet: For Better or For Worse 3rd Treasury by Lynn Johnston
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Dreadfully dull, unfunny, and downright boring narratives about domestic minutiae most of us wouldn't bother retelling because they simply aren't interesting enough to bother with. This is the sort of pallid, twee comic strip storytelling that reminds us why the world needs the Bill Wattersons and Dik Brownes, to show us the surreality and wonder of our domestic plights not to simply recreate it with no insight or inspiration whatsoever. There's no comic effect, no sagacity, no absurdity... every strip is just there, like a boring dinner party anecdote where nobody is quite sure if it's finished or whether they should laugh yet. About the only readers I can imagine finding this funny are church mice and the sort of people who need a relaxing break after the hectic pace of 'Antiques Roadshow'. Cartooning for Nannas by Nannas. Utterly insipid.
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