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Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Comic Book of the Moment

Yesterday, quite to my surprise, this new book arrived in the mail:



The Life of an Architect… and what he leaves behind (note the little house at the bottom of the cover) is the print version of Mike Herman's arch., an online comic strip "about the life of architect Archibald and his daily struggle with his office colleagues, employees, clients, contractors, civil servants, consultants, architecture critics and other people involved in the building industry."



DOM Publishers' print version is just right. The horizontal format lends itself to the typically three-pane comics. And with one per page the 128-page book can be read in one sitting. The strips aren't bad either!



Here's the description from DOM's website:
"This title is about the life of architect Archibald and his daily struggle with his office colleagues, employees, clients, contractors, civil servants, consultants, architecture critics, and other people involved in the building industry. Archibald runs an architecture office with his partner and engineer, Gerald. While Archibald is a visionary and a romantic dreamer with a tendency to idealistic and egocentric behavior, Gerald is the rational one who keeps his feet on the ground. An exploited intern named Ralph; a narrowminded IT-specialist named John, and a weird Asian cardboard model builder named Mr. Shan also work in their office. Archibald is married to Charlotte, a succesful lawyer who quit her job to help Archibald clean up his administrative mess. They have two children: Archie, his six-year-old son who wants to be the best architect in the world and Charly, a smart-mouthed ten-year-old daughter with a strong dislike for everything regarding art."
And here's a link to buy the book at Amazon:

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