Fair Weather

Fair Weather

A review of Fair Weather by Joe Matt

Published on October 1, 2002

Fair Weather
Joe Matt

Drawn & Quarterly

Like his D&Q stablemate Chester Brown, Joe Matt has uncanny access to the part of the brain marked “kid.” His work zaps us back to the years when the universe was centred on the truly important things: digging underground forts, riding double on bikes, collecting comics, shirking household chores, calling friends and family rude names. The adventures of Joe and Dave are rendered in a style that combines economy of line with an unerring eye for the minutiae of suburbia. Fair Weather is no cutesy reminiscence: Matt shows the fun stuff but also reminds us how easily young minds can accommodate both wide-eyed innocence and venal self-interest. mRb

Ian McGillis is a novelist and freelance journalist living in Montreal.



Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

More Reviews

Not All Fun and Games

Not All Fun and Games

Legault and Weststar repeatedly ask, “What does it mean to be a citizen at work in a project-based workplace?”

By Miranda Eastwood

Good Want

Good Want

In a vicious act of rebellion, Domenica Martinello demolishes the delusions of the capitalist pastoral.

By Martin Breul