Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Don’t Stop Believing: Brian Fies’ Eternal Faith in Tomorrow


“There was a time when building the future was inspirational,” Brian Fies writes in his new graphic novel, Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? “Ambitious. Romantic. Even enobling. I think it can again.” Fies, award-winning artist and author of Mom’s Cancer, turns back the clock to the optimistic days of the 1939 New York World’s Fair and traces how that optimism faded over the years, both in the father-son relationship at the heart of his story and in the relationship America itself had with the vision of the future it dangled tantalizingly out of its own reach. In a world seemingly hell bent on self-destruction, Fies offers a glimmer of old-fashioned hope based in the determination to keep on believing in the future, no matter what. Please come over to Picture This at Big Think to read more of "Don't Stop Believing."


[Many thanks to Abrams ComicArts for providing me with a review copy of Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? by Brian Fies.]

2 comments:

Brian Fies said...

Bob, thanks very much for your thoughtful review. Your last paragraph (with the Browning quote) exactly captures what my book is about. Not everyone gets that; I appreciate the fact that you did. That's very gratifying.

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