Wed, 01 Aug 2007
Much as I disliked the
previous graphic-novelist/illustrator/cartoonist showcased by NYT, I absolutely
love their current artist. Rutu Modan draws like a dream and has the
funniest stories. The latest one is about loving-but-meddlesome parents doing what they think is best
for their daughter: buy her a bigger car. They then proceed to guilt her into doing
something they'd like her to do. The setting's that of a Jewish family, but it could
really be any culture (in particular, Indian).
The line about "So he
still hasn't gotten his Ph.D.?" rang too true. I was reminded of my
sundry aunts and uncles.