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Biology, folklore, science fiction, mystery, and slacker culture blend seamlessly in The Heavy Hand the first graphic novel from Chris Cilla, an artist known for his contributions to Kramers Ergot and Paper Rodeo. The loose narrative follows Alvin Crabshank as he seeks out an eccentric, cave-dwelling professor for employment and drifts through a series of dreamlike vignettes. Mundane scenes of everyday life are mixed with fantastic sci-fi imagery in a manner that somehow makes perfect sense in Cilla's world, a cartoony pastiche that recalls the work of Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Robert Crumb, and David Sandlin. Weirdness boiled down to its gooey comics essence; a superb debut.