High tech, slow pace comics?
October 25, 2010 2:46 PM Subscribe
Please recommend for me graphic novels that combine advanced or modern technology with a slower speed of life.
posted by attercoppe to Media & Arts (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
So I'd like to see well-illustrated stories that include, say, horse-drawn carriages with GPS/satnav. A sense of current (or future) technological advancement, but with the values and/or pace of an earlier time or maybe a Mennonite community. Think Shyamalan's The Village with internet and cell phones.
I'm not particularly looking for steampunk, though I wouldn't rule it out. Say what you will about the Will Smith movie Wild Wild West, that's actually probably a pretty good (albeit film) example of what I'm looking for. Kazu Kibuishi's Daisy Kutter:The Last Train is close as well. I'm not as interested in heavily Victorian stuff like might be represented by Gibson & Sterling's novel The Difference Engine, but feel free to throw in great examples of similar themes in graphic form.
Neither story nor art is more important than the other. A poor showing in either category can be made up for by awesomeness in the other. Keep in mind I'm not that knowledgeable of the genre, so my standards my be way lower than yours.
Also only tangentially related, but certainly possibilities: dystopian future; post-apocalyptic/last few people on earth; space colonies; alternate histories. Non-graphic suggestions will also be explored.
One last stipulation: I'd strongly prefer them to be "clean": no nudity, overt sexuality, heavy drug use, gratuitous or graphic violence, or swearing. Something you could share with your grandma or a junior high class.
Thanks so much!