Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ed Brubaker

Ed Brubaker (w), Stefano Gaudiano (a), "Here and Now," Dark Horse Presents # 96, April 1995.

Digging through my comics collection I stumbled upon the above anthology with the first installment of a story I remember loving twenty years ago... ...and then it hit me: there's no Ed Brubaker in my comics canon! How is that even possible? What a blunder!...

Well, that's corrected now. I don't remember a thing, really, but I'm confident enough to include "Here and Now" and An Accidental Death in my first post (the latter was also serialized in Dark Horse Presents, # 65 - 67 - August - November 1992, to be exact, being compiled later by Fantagraphics Books - see below). 

I followed Ed Brubaker's career since his Lowlife days until his noirish, mainstreamy collections Criminal 1 - 5 and 6 - 10, 2007. It's true that he was a mediocre draftsman, but he was (is?) a brilliant writer.

If you can tell me what's Ed been doing since then, please don't hesitate and do.

Ed Brubaker (w), Eric Shanower (a), An Accidental Death, Fantagraphics Books, December 1993.