Fans of Charles Burns's epic masterwork, Black Hole, who have been wondering if anything would ever come along that would that was nourished by the fecundity of that uniquely powerful work, should be at the very least curious to look at this work from Germany which explores the grimy underbelly of contemporary German suburbia employing a visual vocabulary that is very much drawn from Burns's work, most notably Black Hole. Read the first chapter and see what you think.
Here's another volume of German comics for the jaded palette. Schadenfreude, angst, ennui and more inhabit these tales of suburban Deutschland. This 64 page, oversize, full color graphic album continues and extends the themes of last year's initial album. As with the first volume, this one is organized around a series of vignettes, each opening a window on a sordid suburban scene of lust, betrayal, disappointment, dissolution, deceit and more, all fueled by copious consumption of drugs and alcohol. All of which is finely rendered in a hallucinatory Charles Burns inflected style with an added boost of a truly garish color scheme that really accentuates the feelings of vertigo and nausea that accompany being adrift in a sea of os the senses without any moral compass to guide you.