And then there's this! sixteen mammoth 16" x 22" newsprint pages in alternating full color and black & white. Each gigantic page offers up a complete work by an individual creator or creative team – 15 in all, along with one page of editorial content. There's some really worthwhile work here. First off two of the top teams in indy comics are on hand here: Jim Rugg & Brian Maruca deliver another cartoon deconstruction of US foreign policy in their latest US APE tale, "Chernobyl," while Adam McGovern & Paola Leandri splice 60's Kirbyisms onto Orphic lyrics to create a poetic comics evocation of the primal muse in "Spirit Media." Hans Rickheit brings us once again into his finely rendered dream world with "Cochlea and Eustachia." And, there's plenty more before the book closes out with two pages of full color splendor with "Zizmo and the Escapists" by Tobias Tak and "World Excursion" by Bishakh Som.
In Kevin Mutch's most ambitious work to date, art school pedagogy meets scopophilia meets personal disappointments meets self doubt meets sexual confusion meets self-awareness deficits and it all adds up to... mental illness – or supernatiural phenomenon?
"Kevin Mutch mercilessly examines romantic failure, artistic pretentiousness, self-delusion, and fear of Zombies. Self-lacerating and hilarious" – Matt Madden
"A sweaty moix of angst, bad decisions, and hallucination, told with an involuntary, blurted out kind of honesty." – Joe Ollman
169 pages | black & white | softcover