Monday, June 20, 2011

Chopin vs. Liszt

This set of Hark! A Vagrant comics (a series which I previously introduced in this post) made me laugh really hard. As with many of Beaton's comics, they are best appreciated if you have some background on the topic, which in this case is the relationship between and individual personalities of Chopin and Liszt - who are both, of course, famous 19th century pianists and composers. This article gives a general idea of the characterization of these two gents; basically, Chopin is more reserved and his public concerts were infrequent, while Liszt is more showy and gave many more performances. Armed with this vital knowledge, read onward, ho!

(P.S. My favorite one is Razzle Dazzle, hands down. WHAM WHAM WHAM WHAM!) 

More recent and equally amazing is Beaton's set of Brown Recluse Spider Man comics. I'm sure most of you know what brown recluse spiders are like. Ugh. But when combined with Spider Man, not ugh! :D

So, as always, go check out the rest of the H!AV comics, if you haven't already!!

via Hark! A Vagrant....duh.

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