It's been almost 40 years, but worth the wait. Mark Alan Stamaty's legendary, Village Voice strip, MacDoodle St. is back! The looooong out of print (paperback only) collection has now been reissued by New York Review Comics in a spiffy hardcover edition that includes seven installations of the precursor strip, "Garble Dee Goo" along with an all new, 18 page addendum, to boot!
Mark Alan Stamaty's comics evince a distractibility that borders on anarchy and leads to mayhem and even chaos, yes, but attention deficit, no! Stamaty focuses on the details at the same time as his mind wanders all over creation (well, all over New York City) producing some completely original, highly engaging and hugely entertaining comics in the process. Fans of Ben Katchor might find themselves feeling a familiar something now and again as they make their way through MacDoodle St. as that approach to the quotidian that is permeated by an effervescent, off-kilter and unpindownable sensation is present here as well, albeit in a much more frenetic form.
Don't miss this gem.
We posted a quickie preview on Instagram, HERE.