Someone who knew I had been in some truly awful garage bands recommended The Stereotypical Freaks to me. I have real soft spot for recreations of High School, and that’s what I got here.
Freaks is about a group of kids that don’t fit in. I was one of those kids, or, I liked to think I was. I also listened to and loved just about every song discussed in the book (the chapters are kind of like a playlist, a charming touch).
These misfits make their way to a battle of the bands that reminded me very much of a battle of the bands that I played in (we lost).
Every time I read a graphic novel, I wish I had a better understanding of art. I really like the art in Stereotypical Freaks, but am helpless to explain why, or what it is that I enjoy about it.
Howard Shapiro is a great talent, and getting to know him is yet one more perk I’ve gotten out of this goofy blog.