Posts tagged “graphic policy”
August 12, 2013
Parecomic, written by Sean Michael Wilson and drawn by Carl Thompson, received a rave review on the Graphic Policy by Brett Schenker, who excellently described what Wilson wanted his audience to feel.
“This graphic novel challenged me to think through new ideas as well as the world we live in. Even better it did so in a way I didn’t find boring or grating to read, much like some of the works referenced within it. Parecomic is a fine example of how far the comic medium has come. It’s no longer ruled by only heroes in tights, it’s now a tool in our greater understanding of the world and further education.”
Schenker declares that Parecomic “challenges the reader,” in a way that makes the reader stop to contemplate the material he/she is reading and connect it to different concepts. He says “Wilson makes what might not be easy to understand ideas digestible.” Along with praising Wilson, he complements Thompson’s art by saying it is “simple but engaging, with great renditions of many real life people who are easily recognizable.”
Parecomic is a great tool to educated oneself on “Participatory economics” (parecom), a proposed alternative to capitalism.