Eschew #1-2 by Robert Sergel

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Eschew #1-2
by Robert Sergel
Sparkplug Comic Books

eschewRobert Sergel’s comics always amaze me. For work that’s clearly so photo-referential, there’s still something in the form of the art that tricks my mind into thinking maybe it’s NOT photo-referential. The people and landscapes and interiors all look so real and well-proportioned, yet alive, as though there is a perfect cartoony version of our normal world out there and Sergel’s comics are more like a snapshot of that world than they are a reflection of ours.  Perhaps this comes as a result of referencing a complete shot, instead of merely referencing a person in a shot, but whatever the method, I find the results truly lovely and unique.

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Guest Strip: Robert Sergel

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robertsergeltzRobert Sergel was born in 1982 in Boston. In 2005, he graduated from New York University with a degree in photography. You can view some of his photos on his website His comics often, beautifully, contain evidence of photo referencing.

He’s drawn a weekly online comic since 2005 for the Transplant Comics collective, and recently self-published the first issue of his book, Eschew. Sergel continues to update his comics site and is working on the second issue of Eschew which will be published by Sparkplug Comic Books. He currently lives in Cambridge, MA, and recently contributed to the Boston Comics Roundtable‘s anthology In Bound #3.

His books are available for purchase through his online store or in the Secret Acres Emporium.

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