Monologues for Calculating the Density of Black Holes by Anders Nilsen—
I picked up this recent release from Fantagraphics and dove right in. At first the cover and title interested me. “Black holes, eh? This should be interesting”. Well, despite having nothing to do with astronomy, I found this an excellent read. I’m still not sure that I understood it, but that seemed to be the author’s intention.
This graphic novel touched a special spot that I strive towards in my reading; it created atmosphere. There’s a weight to the unhinged timeline and nonsensical dialogue. It feels calculated, even as it touches on topics such as “Godzilla vs. Richard Simmons”. The drawings are simple, yet they effortlessly convey time and feel appropriate for the content. It was a quick read, but one that I’ll be revisiting. Check it out.
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