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Lorenzo Mattotti

3.85 of 5 Votes: 5
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Books by Lorenzo Mattotti
The Crackle of the Frost (2002)
3.46 of 5 Votes: 3
review 1: The illustrations are great- bold, spooky, surreal. The overarching story was not for me- it's about an overly navel-gazey dude trying to unearth his fears about becoming a father. Let's just put it this way: if the following sentence gives you a bit of a rash, then you should pr...
Stigmata (2011)
3.64 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: What it does, it does extremely well. What I mean here is the ability to take the reader by the arms and pull them into this black pit of despair we find the protagonist to be living in. We connect with his dreary life and feel his suffering and torment as if the wounds have appe...
Stigmate (1999)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Beautiful, visceral illustrations, but ultimately it felt like it didn't go anywhere. I mean, I wouldn't have minded at least a hint of why in the world this guy got stigmata, and there were so many chances for more plot. But if you look at it more as a conceptual work of art tha...
Estigmas (2000)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Outstanding in every way. Mature, demanding- the point where comics truly becomes literature. Mattotti's art is a revelation- I know him mostly through his somewhat lurid pastels but this violent sweeping swirling expressionistic pencil work was astonishing. The story is beautifu...
Il rumore della brina (2002)
3.44 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Great art, looks like colored pencil, 2 panels per page. A very fast read in which a guy terrified by commitment learns to conquer his fear with vast amounts of Jungian psycho-self-analysis. The march through fears into strength is maybe poetic, maybe pretentious, maybe archetypa...
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