Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Title: Cinema Panopticum
Author: Thomas Ott
Type: Silent/Wordless Graphic Novel
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Pages: 104 pages
First Published: 2005
A funny-scary-bizzare work by Thomas Ott, a name I just recently knew about, but up until now his works had given me much enjoyment. I particulary love this one, a series of stories inside a story, which could be read/watch separately - every parts are solid and properly told, or read/watch entirely as whole - and feel the ghastly excitement.
A little girl wants to have some fun on an amusment park, but she only has 5 dimes. Everything are too expensive, except for Cinema Panopticum. A dime per cinema.
A customer of a hotel found his hotel was unexplainably quiet, but a feast was already ready on the table... not knowing who the chef was.
A wrestler try to outfight death.
A man with poor eyes sight has been given magic pills. His eyes don't get better, but....
Is the end of lives on earth coming soon?