Monday, July 11, 2016
Graphic Novel Review: "Trashed" by Derf Backderf
To be honest, I've never really put much thought into the daily ins and outs of a trash collector. I've always respected the profession and know that it is not an easy job by a long shot. I didn't know how dangerous it is though.
The illustrations are Backderf's signature style which kind of reminds me of caricatures. The cover might demonstrate what I mean by that I guess. It is all pen and ink, with some blue coloring. They suit the subject perfectly.
This might be well received by those interested in environmental issues. The author's note at the end lists and describes the reports used to provide the data and statistics he quotes throughout the book, which I appreciated. Overall, this satisfied my curiosity but, yeah. That's about all I can say I guess.
by Derf Backderf
Abrams ComicArts, 2015