Review: A Night at the Sorrento and other stories by Henry Chamberlain…

A Night at the Sorrento and other stories by Henry Chamberlain is quite disjointed. While I really loved the mini comic collected almost non fiction like story Alice in New York, the 24 hour challenge short stories that precede basically fall flat in execution.

Henry has inspired line work for sure, this book reminded me of a lot of indie comics I loved in the 90’s from Los Bros Hernandez and Peter Bagge to name two.

But drawing 24 drawings every hour for 24 hours is bound to be a disaster at some point. And that’s how these shorts read to me. But as soon as I got to the story that felt most like a conventional comic, the astoundingly good Alice in New York, I longed to read more of the fictional Henry’s adventures.

This story really resonated with me. About an artist seeking his purpose within an adventure while in NYC. If Chamberlain makes more books in this vein I will be a forever fan. This book is worth checking out solely for the last story.

Henry can be found blogging reviews of other comic industry artists at Comics Grinder.

His work can be purchased here.

Published by mattsnyder1970

Matt Snyder has been making a dent in the creative community in North Eastern Pennsylvania since 1988. He’s been involved in showcasing his art in Exhibits in area Galleries & Spaces as well as online. Mr. Snyder is a real renaissance man. He doesn’t just dabble in the fine arts but has been known to grace the following kinds of things with his presence: Live Sound Mixing, Radio Production, Television Production, Short Films(Acting/Editing/Writing/Directing), Animations, Costume Character Performance, Dance, Music, Djembe Drumming, Theater (Writing/Acting/Directing/Props Management/Stage Management), Self Published Comics & Zines, Written & Slammed Performance Poetry, Sculpting Animal Figurines, Designing Tee Shirts, Photography Film & Digital, Painting (Acrylics), Drawing (Pen & Ink, Pastel, Colored Pencil, Sharpies, Crayons), Mixed Media, Collage, Paper Art, The Brooklyn Art Library & The Sketchbook Project, Blue Turtle ComiX, Just an Average Day Comic, Toxic Shock & Other Abnormalities of the Inner Being Zine as well as the culinary arts. His passion is the arts, his life is as a married humanitarian bisexual politically unaffiliated pacifist working as a Digital Preservation Archivist since 1999. Matt currently resides in an apartment with his equally creative wife of 7 years ,Jess and their cat Nigel.

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