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Minis Monday: Color Comics by Colleen Frakes

Posted by on August 9th, 2010 at 1:00 PM
Last time out we looked at what I thought was a bijou of a minicomic: Colleen Frakes’ Revenge! This time we get a whole jewelry box, brightened to near iridescence with the addition of color. This collection of mostly short works offers color in several guises, applied in different ways, delivering various effects and triggering varying reactions. There’s a pervasive intensity to the picture plane at work here, a real density not ordinarily found in Frakes’ comics. Color acts to unite what we’d probably call visual problem-solving for mature talents and spontaneous, natural ingenuity in drawings by children.