Perhaps the most eagerly (not to mention patiently!) awaited book to come out of Fort Thunder, Brian Chippendale's Maggots was originally slated to be published several years ago by the now defunct Highwater Books. Copacetic Comics fielded numerous queries over the years as to the fate of this particular work, and it was frustrating to not be able to offer a definitve reply. We are quite pleased therefore to be able at last to look over and see this little gem sitting pertly on our table of new arrivals; we are confident that we will not be alone in this regard. Published by PictureBox, who are, evidently, on a mission to deliver the comics we need to read, this edition of Maggots has painstakingly reproduced the look and feel of the original sketchbook in which Chippendale drew it, going so far as to have it printed at the same printer that printed the original book in which Maggots was drawn! This little book packs a real punch; its pages pulse with an infectious manic energy that will have anyone who reads it compusivley reaching for pencil and paper, raring to go and testify in pen and ink to the glory of living.