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Sweet Spot: Mome Vol. 19

Posted by on October 7th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
In #19, Reynolds shifted gears and used fewer but longer entries to put together perhaps the single best issue of the entire series (only #12 surpasses it in my estimation). Beyond its quality, Mome 19 also seems to be the issue that best reflects Reynolds' taste as an editor. Reynolds has always been more on the underground side of the fence than in the literary fiction camp when it comes to comics. This issue's mix of the transgressively funny, pulpish noir, surrealism, scatology and innovation was sequenced in such a way that every transition from story to story was nearly seamless. More importantly, the stories frequently complemented each other in a way that acted as a form of editorial storytelling on its own.

Puzzle Pieces: Mome #18

Posted by on July 2nd, 2010 at 12:01 AM

The difference between a mediocre anthology and a good one is being a strong enough editor to cull out weak material that distracts from great work. The difference between a good anthology and a great one is an editor who manages to find a way, without leaning on themes, to select material that is complementary and that is arranged in a way that allows the anthology to go from strength to strength. The Eric Reynolds-edited anthology Mome has an increased degree of difficulty in maintaining quality, because it is published two or three issues a year, and runs several serials in each issue.

Scattered: Rob Clough reviews Mome Vol. 17

Posted by on February 15th, 2010 at 12:01 AM
Rob reviews volume 17 of Fantagraphics' flagship anthology, Mome, edited by Eric Reynolds & Gary Groth.
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