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WATCHMENSCH [Mar. 18th, 2009|04:17 pm]
Warren Ellis

…a complex and multi-layered tale of New York copyright and trademark lawyers, a
conspiracy against them from an unknown powerful source and a history of how the
comic industry has dealt with its creators. And just the occasional snatch of

I haven’t read it yet, but I’m told it’s very good, it’s written by a friend of mine and it’s out in comics stores from today: WATCHMENSCH.

"I laughed out loud at Watchmensch. Several times, in fact — and the climactic scene is more awesome than any squid!" – Dave Gibbons

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[User Picture]From: pentheus
2009-03-20 04:52 am (UTC)
I got Watchmensch today on your, well, it's not a recommendation. I guess on your mention. It was surprisingly bitter for a parody, and really smart.
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[User Picture]From: pentheus
2009-03-20 04:55 am (UTC)
Of course, there is a small voice in my head wondering if there's a note of anti-semitism making all the bickering evil lawyers Jewish. It's just presented as a given in the comic that all the creator's rights-stealing lawyers are Jews, without much explicit commentary to deflect this kind of question.
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