Carol Swain is one of Britain's finest comics artists, and with Giraffes In My Hair, written by Bruce Paley, we have her most substantial work to date*. It is a memoir of Paley's "life in the tumultuous '60s and '70s." Starting out in 1967 with hitchhiking and moving on through dropping acid, Disneyland, Chicago '68, Black Panthers, Mardi Gras in New Orleans and then into the '70s, and Max's Kansas City, doing drugs with Johnny Thunders and punk rock "nihilism." Unsurprisingly, there are quite a few bad decisions and scrapes with the law along the way. All these tales are then rendered in Carol Swain's exquisite, understated and finely tuned pencil rendering that are a pleasure to behold. But you don't have to take our word for it; just check out this 9-page PDF preview and decide for yourself.
*(2009; when this listing was initially posted)
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