Posts Tagged ‘Something City’

Podcast 73 – Spinoffs and Franchises

ConSequential Podcast Episode 73 - Spinoffs and Franchises

Spin-off! Is there any word more thrilling to the soul and/or corporate wallet?

This week we read a bucket of franchise-extension comics. From flaccid extrusions of long-spent IP, to comics an actual person might actually want to read, we talk about whether spin-off comics can be any good (yes), how it all works (it’s complicated), and which ones are just utter, utter shite (surprisingly: not Pokémon).

Find out more about the “beautiful teat filled with dollars”.

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Something City – Ellice Weaver

Ellice Weaver’s Something City sets ten powerful character vignettes in a strange, colourful, segmented non-place. One of the most immediately striking things about it, though, is the layout design. From its city-plan view to the landscape orientation, there’s a focus on space and place.

Something City explores connection/disconnection by proximity. There’s quiet withering in the suburbs, ostracism and irony, alienation by technology – all the Vermillion Sands stuff, but without quite the lackadaisical beach-surreal tone.

It’s pretty great.

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