OS POSITIVOS

doodles de rua

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The anthropomorphic depiction of the strip itself becomes the central character, expressing his exhaustion and desire for a vacation. The self-consciousness that drove the comic became paralyzing.
in "MacDoodle St." 17 fev 2020

Já fartos? Nós também não. No embalo de revisitar e reunir material a publicar no MARCOS e PARCOS confrontámos demasiados anos de P+ e fomos invadidos por mais uma onda revisionista para redesenhar presença online. Nos próximos tempos não haverá novidades porque estaremos a fazer o de sempre nestas fúrias: supressão de entradas, reescritas de outras, navegações truncadas, o necessário para tornar este espaço fechado e impossível à curiosidade acidental. E a deslizar à quarentena, reconhecemos virus.

"help me carry this words - my god they weight a ton!

This sense of a conspiracy, the evil that the antagonist embodies, emerges simply from identification with the protagonist, and observing the world he lives in. The strip ends up possessing a certain working-class, intuitive understanding of power, the kind you don’t see in the bourgeois social novel. The consistent logic that emerges out of his seeming nonsense points an accusatory finger at a collusion between cultural conservatism and corporatism (...) and the precarity of their situations creates the strip’s sense of working-class urgency.
in "MacDoodle St." 17 fev 2020

...dizem-nos a propósito do "MacDoodle St." por Mark Alan Stamaty. Acabados de renovar o nosso longo rant aos art comics, com o solrad ainda a meio da récita em poetry comics, parece-nos apropriado retirar-nos ao silêncio nessa nota.

Stamaty exists as part of a continuum of “alternative” comics that bypasses the comic book format entirely, in favor of something stranger, with a harder to track history. Aiming to tell an extended, proto-graphic-novel narrative (...) the strip itself emerges as a character within the strip. Here, it emerges not from deliberate attempt to create a three-act structure, but by the associations of thought that form the logic of poetry. I'm aware people consider poetry to be pretentious or elitist, but the fact remains there’s no money in it.
in "MacDoodle St." 17 fev 2020

its working class protagonist at odds against corporate conspiracy feels resonant in 2020

OS POSITIVOS: aquilo acima. Mas também abaixo.

The strip draws its power from being free-wheeling and digressive. The pleasures it possesses are related to it as a true alternative, unlike any other comic of its era.
in "MacDoodle St." 17 fev 2020


Meanwhile, nesta era:

E não esquecer os últimos democratas na casa branca: o Bill desregulou mais que o Reagan antes dele, o Barack não só seguiu a mesma escola – afinal, o senhor é de chicaco hint hint... – como mandou matar mais pessoas que o George atrás. E, claro, a herança maior que legou ao planeta: depois dele, os américas preferiram o Trumpas.

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