Idoru Jones Returns! (2)
November 8, 2012
Idoru Jones returns… in “boulevard_of_broken_code”! — second installment in a series of seven. (Read the first Idoru Jones series here.) Published every Tuesday and Thursday from Nov. 6 through Nov. 27. Written by Adam McGovern, drawn by Paolo Leandri.
About the Artist: Paolo Leandri drew and co-created the Ignatz-nominated Dr. Id and contributed to the hit indie-comics newspaper Pood and Image Comics’ Next Issue Project (Crack Comics #63), with unreturned calls from Marvel, Hollywood and the avenging aliens.
MORE SERIALIZED FICTION ON HILOBROW: James Parker’s swearing-animal novella The Ballad of Cocky The Fox (“a proof-of-concept that serialization can work on the Internet” — The Atlantic) | Karinne Keithley Syers’s hollow-earth novella Linda Linda Linda | Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer and Frank Fiorentino’s post-apocalyptic graphic novel The Song of Otto (excerpt) | Adam McGovern and Paolo Leandri’s techno-dystopian comic “The Urban Legend of Idoru Jones”
MORE POSTS by ADAM McGOVERN: OFF-TOPIC (2019–2023 monthly) | textshow (2018 quarterly) | PANEL ZERO (comics-related Q&As, 2018 monthly) | THIS: (2016–2017 weekly) | PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HELL, a 5-part series about characters in McGovern’s and Paolo Leandri’s comic Nightworld | Two IDORU JONES comics by McGovern and Paolo Leandri | BOWIEOLOGY: Celebrating 50 years of Bowie | ODD ABSURDUM: How Felix invented the 21st century self | CROM YOUR ENTHUSIASM: C.L. Moore’s JIREL OF JOIRY stories | KERN YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Data 70 | HERC YOUR ENTHUSIASM: “Freedom” | KIRK YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Captain Camelot | KIRB YOUR ENTHUSIASM: Full Fathom Five | A 5-part series on Jack Kirby’s Fourth World mythos | Reviews of Annie Nocenti’s comics Katana, Catwoman, Klarion, and Green Arrow | The curated series FANCHILD | To see all of Adam’s posts, including HiLo Hero items on Lilli Carré, Judy Garland, Wally Wood, and others: CLICK HERE
What do you think?
I’d love to know the thinking behind Adam’s counterintuitive decision to have the woman on this page hope that the Attitude Squad might stay a step *ahead* (instead of *behind*) the artist. She doesn’t want them to catch up to the artist — but somehow, that would mean they’d have to… slow down? Is the idea that they’re working way out ahead, on the fringes — and therefore have a blind spot when it comes to low-tech rebellion?
Yes, the acceleration of exhilarated pursuit can shoot you well past what you thought you were looking for — “gaining on” can lose a lot. I’m not sure I was more conscious of the paradox than this streetshocked passerby when the line came to me — but some of those leaps can crash you right into the truth.
Here I thought you were a Chestertonian paradoxicalist!
More like a post-Wilde revelatory futilitarian!
Good to know.
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